The Purple Flag standard, launched in 2012, is an accreditation process similar to the Green Flag award for parks and the Blue Flag for beaches. It allows members of the public to quickly identify town & city centres that offer an entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable night out.
Areas awarded the Purple Flag are recognised for providing a vibrant and diverse mix of dining, entertainment and culture, while promoting the safety and wellbeing of visitors and local residents.
In 2022, The Tralee Chamber Purple Flag committee in collaboration with Kerry County Council, An Garda Siochana and the Tralee vintners submitted a detailed renewal application. After an assessment from independent judges, we were thrilled with the news that Tralee passed all Purple Flag criteria, as well as attaining the thresholds of decreasing crime statistics.
Tralee was commended for offering vibrant appeal, a stimulating destination, and a strong partnership approach across all stakeholders.
Highlights from Tralee’s submission include the re-launch of the ‘Safe Nights Out’ campaign, the Street Mural project, the ‘See it Say it’ campaign and the Ask for Angela campaign being taken on by the Tralee Taxi Association.