TRALEE is celebrating being awarded the Purple Flag for the third time.

Tralee is one of over 70 large towns and cities across the UK and Ireland who have been awarded with Purple Flag status for their achievements in helping people to have a great night out.

The Purple Flag is similar to the Blue Flag for Beaches and the Green Flag for parks and green spaces, in that the Purple Flag quickly allows members of the public and visitors to quickly identify town and city centres that offer an entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable night out

The committee submitted a detailed renewal application in June 2019, and the town went through a marathon nine-hour independent inspection of Tralee on the 10th of August, which included visiting many ambassador businesses including restaurants, bars, hotels and entertainment venues.

Tralee passed all Purple Flag criteria as well as the thresholds of decreasing crime statistics, offering a vibrant appeal, a stimulating destination and a strong partnership approach.

The judges on the night were particularly impressed with the strong working relationship between all the stakeholders in the town, which led to the introduction of programmes such as the ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign and an increase in street entertainment around the town.