PUPILS from local schools were permitted to leave the classroom recently for a special ceremony in Malahide Demesne.
One of two prestigious Green Flags awarded to Fingal County Council parks was raised at one of the Northside’s most scenic tourist attractions.
The purpose of the Green Flag Award Scheme is to recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country. The scheme is overseen in the Republic of Ireland by An Taisce and was piloted in this country during 2015.
Fingal County Council applied for and was awarded Green Flags for two of its most iconic parks, Millennium Park, Blanchardstown and Malahide Demesne.
Mayor of Fingal Cllr David O’Connor said he was very proud to see Malahide Demesne achieve this internationally recognised standard of excellence for parks and green spaces.
“Well done to all involved, and to the staff whose hard work provides us in Fingal with such a great amenity,” he said.
The Green Flag Award® Scheme is already supporting the best practice management of parks and green spaces across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.