Enniscoe House Awarded Green Flag By An Taisce

By Dave Simpson
Enniscoe House Awarded Green Flag By An Taisce

Ireland's Blue Book has announced that Enniscoe House of Ballina, Co. Mayo, has been awarded the Green Flag Award for 2019.

The awards are run by An Taisce and are given out for exceeding tough environmental standards in green space management and excellence of visitor attractions.

Robert Moss, the Green Flag Award for Parks manager in the Republic of Ireland, stated, "In terms of urban renewal, and rural and community development, the Green Flag Award for Parks is a logical and sensible step towards supporting community engagement with green space improvement, and helps increase the quality of life within our communities."

The gardens at Enniscoe House were laid out when the first house was built in the 18th Century and were maintained for many years afterwards. They underwent major renovations when the Great Gardens of Ireland Restoration Programme was launched in 1995.

"A Community-Focussed Destination"

Enniscoe Estate owner Susan Kellett commented, "It is over thirty years since I took over the ownership and management of Enniscoe House and Estate. In that time, we have set about the restoration of the house and gardens, and redeveloped the estate into a community-focussed destination for this rural and regional community. I am delighted that the work carried out by so many people over the years has been recognised by An Taisce."

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