Ennis Purple Flag working group last week celebrated receiving Interim Renewal Accreditation of the Purple Flag, with a new purple flag unfurled and soon set to fly with pride at the Square, Ennis.
The purple flag has been flown in this spot since 2013, when Ennis, together with two areas of Dublin city became the first places in Ireland awarded this prestigious international accreditation in respect of the town’s excellence in managing the evening and night-time economy.
The Purple Flag accreditation is awarded by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) who assessed the area against strong criteria. The Purple Flag application process is led by Ennis Chamber in partnership with Ennis Municipal District /Clare County Council and An Garda Síochána, together with local business associations and networks including local vintners, restauranteurs, hoteliers, Glór, Civil Defence and Active Ennis.
In order to receive interim renewal, Ennis Purple Flag Working Group successfully demonstrated the vitality and dynamism of the designated Purple Flag area in Ennis town centre, together with the highest standard of safety management.
“Ennis, as a Purple Flag accredited area has proven that it is welcoming to everyone, offers safe ways for visitors and locals to travel home after dark and provides a good mix of venues,” said Purple Flag Working Group Chair, Johnny Flynn.
The assessors were particularly impressed by the level of collaboration apparent in Ennis.
Photo Caption: Mwembers of Ennis Purple Flag Working Group joined by Mayor of Ennis Cllr. Clare Colleran Molloy to unfurl new Purple Flag.
Photographed left to right are: Sergeant Deirdre O’Doherty, Darragh McAllister, Cllr. Johnny Flynn, Leonore O’Neill, Gwen Culligan, Tim Forde, Margaret O’Brien and Brian O’Neill.