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Green Flag Awards 2020

90 of Ireland’s top parks and gardens were awarded Green Flags by an Taisce in September for excellence in environmental performance and management.

This prestigious award is a quality mark that’s recognised throughout the world.

The awardees included two locations that are supported by Kildare County Council – the Liffey Linear Park in Newbridge (Green Flag for Parks retained) and Rathcoffey Zero Waste Community Garden (new Green Flag in community category awarded).

The Minister of State for Community Development and Charities Joe O’Brien made the following statement:

‘This year we have appreciated the importance of the public parks and gardens within our communities probably more than at any other time.

They have supported us all in maintaining a significant quality of life during restrictions, uncertainty, and upset.

Without our public parks and gardens our lives would have been much further reduced and confined.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the hard work put in by park staff, and community volunteers, across the country. Not only in achieving this Green Flag Success for Ireland today, but in maintaining the many parks, gardens, and greens across the country for our mutual benefit.

It is a great credit that they largely remained open and well-managed at this difficult time’.

Our most sincere congratulations to Newbridge Tidy Towns Association and Rathcoffey Zero Waste Community Garden for achieving this impressive result.

Congratulations also to the other Kildare awardees - Castletown House and Parklands and Maynooth University.

You did your county proud!


The Liffey Linear Park in Newbridge

The Liffey Linear Park in Newbridge


Rathcoffey Zero Waste Community Garden

Rathcoffey Zero Waste Community Garden














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