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Culdaff and Stroove receive Blue Flags 02.06.21

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.
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