The Blue Flag is an international sign of a good , clean, safe beach.
In 2011 – these are the Irish beaches that were awarded Blue Flags….
County Cork Blue Flag Beaches – Barleycove , Claycastle Garryvoe, Garretstown, Garrylucas, Inchydoney, Owenahincha, Redbarn , , Tragumna, Warren , Youghal front strand.
County Clare Blue Flag Beaches – Doonbeg, Cappagh, Kilkee, White Strand-Miltown Malbay, Lahinch, and Fanore
– Co Donegal Blue Flag Beaches – Bundoran, Murvagh, Rossnowlagh, Fintra, Narin-Portnoo, Carrickfinn, Marble Hill, Lisfannon, Portsalon, Killahoey, Shroove and Culdaff.
County Dublin Blue Flag Beaches – Velvet Strand, Portmarnock and Portrane
County Galway Blue Flag Beaches – Salthill, Silverstrand, Loughrea Lake, Tra Mhor Coill Rua, Tra an Doilin and Cill Muirbhithe, Ceibh an Speideil and Traught.
County Kerry Blue Flag Beaches– Derrynane, Magherabeg, Ballinskelligs, White Strand-Caherciveen, Kells, Rossbeigh, Inch, Ventry, Fenit, Banna, Ballyheigue, Ballybunion North and South.
County Louth Blue Flag Beaches – Templetown, Port and Clogherhead;
County Mayo Blue Flag Beaches – Bertra, Carrowmore, Clare Island, Mulranny, Dooega, Doogort, Keem, Keel, Golden Strand, Elly Bay, Mullaghroe, Ross and Oldhead.
County Sligo Blue Flag Beaches– Rosses Point and Enniscrone.
County Wicklow Blue Flag Beaches – Brittas Bay North and South and Greystones
County Waterford Blue Flag Beaches – Clonea Strand, Bunmahon, Tramore.
County Wexford Blue Flag Beaches– Courtown, Curracloe, Morriscastle and Rosslare.