Lisfannon avoids the chop after Council fix access road just in time
INISHOWEN has kept its three Blue Flags – despite pressure being put on Lisfannon to clean up its act following storm damage.
On Wednesday, An Taisce made the announcement that all 13 Donegal beaches would be allowed to keep their Blue Flag status for another year. Donegal has more Blue Flags than any other county.
Culdaff, Lisfannon and Shroove beaches have maintained their coveted Blug Flags, however Lisfannon’s had been in doubt after the winter storms completely destroyed the access road to the beach.
Across the State, five beaches were not awarded their Blue Flags due to the ongoing repair works to extensive damage, which was caused by storms. These included two beaches in Mayo and Clare and one in Kerry.
Buncrana councillor Rena Donaghey said she is delighted that Lisfannon, which she described as a ‘treasure trove’, maintained its Blug Flag for another year.
Cllr. Donaghey worked hard to ensure that Lisfannon would keep its Blug Flag following the severe storm damage.
“That area was ravaged by the winter storms and we knew there would be a lot of work to ensure that road would be reopened and in a usable state. I spoke with John McLaughlin the director of roads and local engineers to make this was done in time and I’d like to thank them for their help,” said Cllr. Donaghey.
“Lisfannon is one of our treasure troves and I’m delighted it has kept its Blue Flag because I know there are tourists out there who search the web looking for areas to visit with Blue Flags Status.”