Two parks in Galway City have been awarded Green Flag environmental award this year for the quality of their visitor attractions and green space management.
The Children’s Millennium Park by the Cathedral and the Quincentennial Park in Salthill have both been awarded the Green Flag this year.
The Green Flag Awards are judged every year by a peer jury of green space experts, who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability, and community involvement.
In Ireland, the international awards are managed by An Taisce, which chose 84 parks and green spaces this year, more than double the number last year.
The Children’s Millennium Park has retained the status is received in 2019, and the Quincentennial Park won it for the first time after getting spruced up this summer.
The Circle of Life Memorial Garden at Quincentennial Park underwent fresh planting, clipping, and all round tidying in July, courtesy of workers from Salthill Men’s Shed, Harris Landscaping, the Community Employment Scheme, and the city council.