Green Heritage Site accreditation for Lough Gur

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9-7-18 Lough Gur Picture: Keith Wiseman

LOUGH Gur has been awarded the first Green Heritage Flag for Limerick as well as being conferred a second Green Flag as the international mark of quality for parks and green spaces.

The new Green Heritage Flag award for 2023/2023 places a special emphasis on maintaining a delicate balance between positive improvements and protecting the unique heritage of the year.

Both the Green Heritage Flag and Green Flag Award set a gold standard to adhere to by the custodians of the park.

“The Green Heritage Flag award signals the benefits of working together. Combined, Limerick City and County Council, relevant State agencies – including the National Monuments Service and the Office of Public Works – along with the local community received this new accreditation due to their commitment to promoting and preserving the natural environment and heritage for the benefit of everyone who visits there,” said senior engineer for Limerick City and County Council Carmel Lynch.

“This is a great achievement for all associated with progressing balanced, continuous improvement measures for Lough Gur, and is a great achievement overall for Limerick.”

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The official flag raising ceremony will be carried out later this month by Mayor of Limerick Cllr Francis Foley along with representatives from the Office of Public Works and National Monuments Service.

“Many people across Limerick have noted continuous improvements in Lough Gur over the last number of years due to improved support. An award of this magnitude, a first for Limerick, signals recognition of hard work done by all involved,” said Kate Harrold, manager for Lough Gur.