Culdaff and Stroove
receive Blue Flags
DONEGAL has the joint
highest number of Blue Flags in the country. In
Inishowen, Culdaff and Stroove beaches along with
Greencastle marina again received the internationally
recognised award in 2021.
Twelve beaches and two marinas in the county are
receiving Blue Flags. These awards recognise excellent
bathing water quality and promote sound environmental
management of beaches, marinas and inland bathing waters
around the world.
Beaches in Donegal which received Blue Flags are
Bundoran, Rossnowlagh, Murvagh, Fintra, Portnoo/Narin,
An Charraig Fhinn (Carrickfinn), Trá na Cille (Killahoey),
Marblehill, Na Dúnaibh (Downings), Portsalon, Culdaff
and Stroove. In addition two marinas at Greencastle and
Rathmullan also received the award.
Stroove beach receives the Blue Flag
award for 2021.
As we look forward to
welcoming visitors to our award winning beaches this
summer, lifeguards will be in place at weekends in June
and all of July and August at Culdaff and Stroove. They
will be on duty from 12pm to 6:30pm.
The public is asked to enjoy our beautiful Inishowen
beaches in a safe and sustainable manner. It is
important to be mindful of the ongoing need to respect
social distancing, hand hygiene and respiratory
etiquette in relation to Covid-19. Beach users are also
reminded to take care in or on the water and take note
of water safety precautions. The public are also asked
to leave no trace on our beaches, other than footsteps.
If bins are provided dispose of your waste in a bin
otherwise, please take your waste with you to dispose of
it in a responsible manner.
Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Rena
Donaghey was delighted with the announcement noting that
for the second year in a row Donegal has secured 14 Blue
Flags and 4 Green Coast Awards. She said that she is
looking forward to seeing both visitors to the county
and locals enjoying our beaches this summer.