Bundoran beach retains Blue Flag status

Pictured with Bundoran's 2013 Blue Flag - Joe McNulty Town Clerk; Shane Smyth Tourism Officer; Philip McGlynn Bundoran Town Council Chair and Cllr Sean McEniff.
Main Beach, Bundoran has once again been awarded the coveted Blue Flag ensuring bathers a safe and clean environment in which to swim.

Main Beach, Bundoran has once again been awarded the coveted Blue Flag ensuring bathers a safe and clean environment in which to swim.

A total of 13 Blue Flags were awarded to Co Donegal which places the County at the top of the rankings with the most Blue Flags in the country.

The Blue Flag is one of the world’s most recognised eco-labels and only beaches that meet specific criteria relating to water quality, beach management, environmental information and safety services achieve this accolade.

The Main Beach in Bundoran has been awarded the Blue Flag for each of the 26 years that the system has been in place, an outstanding achievement which is a tribute to the excellent standards maintained all year round.

The classification of the bathing water is now based on water samples from a four year period instead of the monitoring results from a single bathing season, and gives stronger focus to the protection of public health and promotes a proactive approach to the management of bathing water quality.

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan has commended Donegal Council staff and the members of the SPC for their Trojan work in maintaining the highest number of blue flags awards in the country.