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Green flag for Garinish Island

August 2nd, 2018 2:04 PM

By Southern Star Team

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GARINISH Island has been named as one of eight OPW parks to gain a Green Flag this year.

The Green Flag Awards, administered by An Taisce in the Republic of Ireland, recognise and encourage the provision of good quality parks and green spaces that are managed in environmentally sustainable ways. 

The awards are marked on eight criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement. Garinish joins Stephen’s Green Park, Castletown Demesne, Derrynane Historic Park, Grangegorman Military Cemetery, the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, the Iveagh Gardens and the Phoenix Park and will be awarded the Green Flag at a ceremony in Castletown House this week.

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