South Dublin County Council recently announced that Sean Walsh Park has received the Green Flag award. This is the second Green Flag awarded in South Dublin County with Corkagh Park retaining its Green Flag for a second year.

The Green Flag is awarded in recognition of achieving quality standards for the presentation of Parks and recreation facilities. The awards are marked on eight criteria, including horticulture standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement. It promotes high horticultural and environmental standards and a benchmark for excellence in Park management based on acknowledged international best practice.

Corkagh Park has received the Green Flag award for the second year in a row, recognising the high level of management of the park’s many facilities and the ongoing development of the park.

The Council welcomed the Green Flag award for Sean Walsh Park. This award acknowledges the work of the staff of the park and a very active group of volunteers – the Litter Mugs. The Litter Mugs, who organise a monthly clean up of the park, look out for the birds and wild life and take on other projects in the park. They make a real difference to the park.

Mayor of South Dublin County, Cllr. Mark Ward said “Parks are wonderful spaces where we can play sport, walk and enjoy nature. They enhance our lives and in busy places provide an oasis of calm. I am delighted that South Dublin County Council’s Corkagh Park and Sean Walsh Park have received the Green Flag award, a recognised international standard. I want to congratulate the staff and the community groups involved in the parks for this wonderful achievement”

The raising of the Green Flags will be arranged later in the year.