Ringsend Goes Green . . .

Photos by Ian Davis

For the first time Ringsend Park has received the prestigious Green Flag Award, the international mark of quality and standard of parks and green spaces. The Green Flag Award was introduced in 2015 and is administered by An Taisce with the aim of recognising and rewarding good park management and encouraging high environmental standards. 

Speaking at the ceremony, Cllr Dermot Lacey and chairperson of SEAC said: “This is a great day for our Parks Service and a great day for Ringsend and the surrounding community. I am honoured and delighted to see such further improvements and look forward to the commencement of work on the Ringsend Library Plaza. This project shows Dublin City Council’s ongoing commitment to enhancing local infrastructure and serving the needs of the area.”

Leslie Moore, Dublin City Council City Parks Superintendent, said: “Ringsend Park is such an asset to the local community and a model park for the range of amenities it supports. At the edge of the docklands, at the heart of the city it is an oasis of green space with mature trees and a range of habitats for wildlife. The local community as well as the local parks staff will be very proud to raise the Green Flag today to celebrate this award and the great work done by many in the community to maintain and protect this park.”