Tralee re­tains its Pur­ple Flag sta­tus for 2019

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - BY SI­MON BROUDER

TRALEE has suc­cess­fully re­tained its Pur­ple Flag sta­tus for an­other year.

The Pur­ple Flag pro­gramme is a scheme much like Blue Flags for beaches that recog­nises towns and cities which of­fer visi­tors a qual­ity, safe night out.

Fol­low­ing an in­ten­sive town wide cam­paign –led by Tralee Cham­ber Al­liance and Kerry County Coun­cil with as­sis­tance from the lo­cal VFI and the Gar­daí and other com­mu­nity groups –Tralee was granted Pur­ple Flag sta­tus in Septem­ber 2017

The con­certed ef­fort – which in­c­volved months of work – was led by the spe­cially cre­ated Tralee Pur­ple Flag team headed up by David Scott.

The flag was of­fi­cially pre­sented to Tralee last Novem­ber and it now flies proudly over the Tralee Mu­nic­i­pal District coun­cil’s head­quar­ters at Princes Street.

Pur­ple Flag judges re­turned to Tralee in re­cent weeks to carry out a fol­low up as­sess­ment and based on their find­ings they have de­cided to grant the town Pur­ple Flag sta­tus for an­other year.

The cham­ber and coun­cil were in­formed of the judge’s de­ci­sion on Fri­day and the judges lat­est re­port on the town is due to be pub­lished in the com­ing weeks.

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