Greencastle Marina on crest of a
GREENCASTLE Marina is
situated at the heart of the picturesque village of
Greencastle on the east coast of Inishowen.
The marina provides "secure and safe berthing" at
the mouth of Lough Foyle.
It has become the first marina in the county to
receive coveted Blue Flag status by complying with
"stringent criteria concerning environmental
information and education, environmental management,
safety and service facilities, and water quality,"
according to Donegal County Council.
"With two Blue Flag beaches marking the approach to
Greencastle, Stroove and Benone, the Greencastle
Marina is a first port of call for yachts coming
from Scotland or Northern Ireland.
"Greencastle Marina is a seasonal facility, provided
over the Blue Flag season and accommodates resident
and visiting yachts, cruise ship tender boats
visiting the locality, and occasional angling
charter vessels," the local authority said in a
International Blue Flag status for
maritime village of Greencastle.
Full access is possible
for visitors of all abilities via a gangway landing.
A hoist is also permanently available, as necessary,
for sailors requiring assistance to and from their
"We are delighted that Greencastle Marina has
achieved this international status and this is a
clear reflection on the investment made in the
marina facilities at Greencastle over the last
number of years," said local authority chief, Seamus
“We all know that achieving Blue Flag status is no
easy task. It requires ongoing dedication and
commitment from everyone involved and in this regard
I would like to pay tribute to the work of my own
staff and indeed to the support and commitment of
the elected members as well as the co-operation that
we get from local communities and voluntary
organisations throughout the year.”