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74 International Blue Flag and 45 National Green Coast Awards announced for Ireland in 2013 with stricter bathing water quality standards

An Taisce announced the International Blue Flag Award and the National Green Coast Award recipients for 2013. The awards were presented by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D, at an awards ceremony held at Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Hall, Co. Dublin. The 119 awards offer something for everyone from hidden swimming spots, to busy urban beaches, world renowned surfing spots and first class marinas. These awarded beaches and marinas highlight the rich diversity of Ireland’s coastal and inland offerings.

View the full press release www.blueflagireland.org/news-events/international-blue-flag-and-national-green-coast-awards-announced-for-ireland-in-2013.1462.html