Galway City was awarded 'Purple Flag' status in 2015.
The Purple Flag is an international accreditation awarded to cities and towns that meet a standard of excellence in managing the evening and night-time economy. Galway is now working to renew the status and will play host this coming weekend to a judging panel from the Association of Town & City Management (ATCM).
Galway City, as one of over 70 towns and cities across Ireland and the UK, is currently seeking full renewal of its prestigious Purple Flag award. The awarding of the Purple Flag demonstrates that Galway is an entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable place for a night out.
The Purple Flag application process has brought together Galway City Council working with local business associations and networks including Galway Chamber, the Latin Quarter, East Village and Galway's Westend among others working in association with An Garda Síochána to demonstrate the vitality and dynamism of the designated Purple Flag area in Galway.
Galway City, as a Purple Flag accredited area has proven that it is welcoming to everyone, offers safe ways for visitors to travel home after dark and provides a good mix of venues.
As part of the application process two assessors from the Association of Town & City Management (ATCM) will visit Galway City on the evening of Friday 18th August 2017 to meet with key stakeholders. They will undertake an overnight assessment from 5.00pm to 5.00am throughout the designated Purple Flag area of Galway City which spans from College Road, Forster Street, Eyre Square, Woodquay, Eglington Street, William Street, Shop Street, the Latin Quarter area, Fishmarket and Spanish Arch and through Galway's Westend. The Purple Flag is flying high over the city. The local organisers are very hopeful that this will continue after the assessment concludes on Saturday morning next.