Mullaghamore and Enniscrone lose Green Coast Awards

Mullaghamore and Enniscrone beaches have lost their Green Coast Awards.

It’s part of the An Taisce Blue Flag and and Green Coast Awards announced today.

Now only one beach in Sligo has a blue flag while four beaches in south Donegal have retained their blue flag status.

Rosses Point is one of only five beaches nationwide to have retained both awards.

Mullaghmore and Enniscrone both failed to reach an excellent standard of water quality in this year’s study by the Environmental Protection Agency.

That has led to each of these popular beaches losing their Green Coast Award which rewards excellent water quality and general cleanliness and scenic beauty in the area.

The blue flag awards focus on water quality for swimmers.

Rosses Point has retained its dual status for both blue flag and green coast.

Bundoran, Murvagh, Fintra beach and Rossnowlagh in south Donegal have all retained their blue flag status.

While in Sligo, Dunmoran Strand and Streedagh have also retained their Green Coast Awards.