Carrick on Shannon is the smallest town in Ireland yet to achieve the prestigious standard of Purple Flag for its well-managed evening and night time economy.
We will formally raise the Purple Flag on Friday evening next, January 29th at 4.15pm. All businesses are encouraged to help turn the town purple for the weekend. The raising of the Flag will take place in the Tourist Office carpark at 4.15pm and there will be a special prize for the most creatively "Purple-themed" outfit by a Woman and by a Man.
The town was awarded the standard in November 2015 and to mark the start of the Spring season in the town, the Purple Flag will be raised at the Tourist Office Car Park by Cathaoirleach John McCartin and the McGloin Family who were selected through public recommendation to raise the Flag.