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Great Day For Skerries Community

Pictured enjoying a fun family day at South Beach, Skerries to mark the awarding of the Blue Flag are: Callum McCay, Cian McCay, Ruaidhrí Ó Baoill, Sophie Rawl and Wendy Mellowes.

There was a great sense of community in Skerries on Sunday last, 1st July, as families came out in force to celebrate the granting of the Blue Flag to Skerries. A ceremony took place on South Beach, which was attended by many residents of the town. Berniann Condon, Secretary of Skerries Community Association told the County Leader: “We are delighted with the turnout today. This is the first time that Skerries has been granted a Blue Flag since 1995 and we are hugely proud of the award. It is a reflection of the quality of water, cleanliness of the beach, education and information about our coastline. All of our schools have Green Flags,” she said proudly.

Pictured enjoying a fun family day at South Beach, Skerries to mark the awarding of the Blue Flag are: Callum McCay, Cian McCay, Ruaidhrí Ó Baoill, Sophie Rawl and Wendy Mellowes.

Pictured enjoying a fun family day at South Beach, Skerries to mark the awarding of the Blue Flag are: Callum McCay, Cian McCay, Ruaidhrí Ó Baoill, Sophie Rawl and Wendy Mellowes.

 

There was a great sense of community in Skerries on Sunday last, 1st July, as families came out in force to celebrate the granting of the Blue Flag to Skerries. A ceremony took place on South Beach, which was attended by many residents of the town. Berniann Condon, Secretary of Skerries Community Association told the County Leader: “We are delighted with the turnout today. This is the first time that Skerries has been granted a Blue Flag since 1995 and we are hugely proud of the award. It is a reflection of the quality of water, cleanliness of the beach, education and information about our coastline. All of our schools have Green Flags,” she said proudly. Cllr Ciaran Byrne stood in for new County Mayor, Cian O’Callaghan and congratulated everyone who had a part in ensuring that this day came to fruition. He spoke about the granting of the Blue Flag as a ‘symbol of respect for nature’ and wished the best of luck to neighbouring communities in Rush and Balbriggan in their quest for a Blue Flag. The ‘Adopt a Beach’ campaign is regarded as being instrumental in Skerries being awarded this honour. This celebration was supposed to have taken place the previous Sunday, but was postponed due to rain. Luckily the sun shone and everybody enjoyed themselves. “Today is all about community and families enjoying themselves in Skerries,” said Berniann. It was great to see the Frosties swimmers and kayakers out enjoying themselves and kids making sandcastles and having their picnics, just like it used to be.

Pictured enjoying a fun family day at South Beach, Skerries to mark the awarding of the Blue Flag are: Callum McCay, Cian McCay, Ruaidhrí Ó Baoill, Sophie Rawl and Wendy Mellowes.

Pictured enjoying a fun family day at South Beach, Skerries to mark the awarding of the Blue Flag are: Callum McCay, Cian McCay, Ruaidhrí Ó Baoill, Sophie Rawl and Wendy Mellowes.