Foulksmills Park has been awarded a Green Flag Community Award 2022

We are extremely proud to receive a Green Flag Community Award for our beautiful Foulksmills Park. It has been in the heart of our village for over 35 years and is a place for everyone to enjoy. The Award is a recognition of all the hard work and dedication the committee has put in over the years.”

A huge thank you to the community and Wexford County Council who have been on the journey with us and have continued to support us over the years.

The 2022 Green Flag Awards were announced today by An Taisce Environmental Education, acknowledging Ireland’s best public parks and gardens.

Ireland’s success continued this year with four new Green Flag Award winners, three new Community Award winners and five new Green Heritage Site Accreditations – raising the total on the emerald isle to a record-breaking number of 104 awards. This includes three new Green Flag Award winners, three new Community Award winners and five new Green Heritage Site Accreditations. Of the 104 Green Flag sites Ireland was awarded today, 85 are formal public Green Flag Park sites and 19 are volunteer run Green Community Sites. Once again more Green Flag Awards have been secured by Irish Parks and Gardens than by any country, other than the UK where the scheme originated in 1996. Out of 136 awarded in Europe today, 104 were in Ireland. This year participating European countries include Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

Emlyn Cullen – Programme Manager at the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce, who run the Award in Ireland said:

“The continued success of the Green Flag Award in Ireland is a great measure of how much the country values parks and green spaces – and how well managed many of them are. I’d like to say well done to everyone who works in the sector here for their ongoing commitment. You make a huge positive impact on your local communities and the natural environment”

Foulksmills Park has been awarded a 2nd  Green Flag Community Award 2023/2024

Delighted to be award our 2nd Community Green Flag for 2023/2024. Since our 1st Green Flag we have installed the following in the Park: more pollinator boxes, an EV charge point, a water refill station, a Little Free Library and an accessible playground.