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Blue Flag Standard

The Blue Flag award ensures that a beach has and maintains a high quality. The criteria used to award the Blue Flag include water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety and other services. Blue flags are awarded annually. More information on the Blue Flag.

Water Safety

Each year several holidays are brought to a tragic end due to neglect of basic water safety guidelines. Please visit the Irish Water Safety website for important information and tips on water safety.

1. Grattan Beach Galway

Salthill, Galway

Just off Grattan Road before you reach Salthill. Sandy beach. Safe swimming. No amenities.

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2. Salthill Beach

Salthill, Galway

This is a popular beach located about 2km from Galway city centre. The beach has Blue Flag status for the year 2006.

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3. Silver Strand Beach

Barna, Co. Galway

Silverstrand has a safe, shallow, sandy beach of approximately 0.25km bounded on one side by a cliff and the other by rocks. It is particularly popular with and suitable for young families. It faces directly into Galway Bay giving spectacular views. There is a promenade with parking capacity for about 60 vehicles. It is suitable for swimming at low tide but the beach is largely covered during high tides. It is lifeguarded during the summer months.

Blue Flag standard (2005, 2006).

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4. Silverstand Beach Galway

Barna Road, Barna, Galway

Silverstand Beach in Galway is located between Salthill and Barna, just to the West of Galway City, Silverstrand has a safe, shallow, sandy beach bounded on one side by a cliff and the other by rocks.

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5. Traught

A rural beach located in a Special Area of Conservation called the Galway Bay Complex. The site is of special interest for waterfowl. The range and diversity of habitats are of unique conservation value.

Blue Flag standard (2005).

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6. Carraroe Coral Beach (Trá an Dóilin)

Carraroe, Co. Galway

An area of great natural beauty. The beach is noted for its very fine coral. The beach is lifeguarded throughout the bathing season.

Blue Flag standard (2005, 2006).

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7. Kilmurvey Beach

Inishmore, Aran Islands, Co. Galway

A sandy beach situated on Inishmore Island. This whole area is rich in habitats. Several rare plant species are listed in the Red Data Book. The birdlife is considered of international significance.

Blue Flag standard (2006).

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8. Lettergesh Beach

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9. Lahinch Beach

Lahinch, Co. Clare

A one mile sandy beach. Ideal for surfing. Blue Flag standard (2006).

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Galway Gallery
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7 Mar 2005. Salmon Wier Bridge, 4 Mar 2005. Another look at a familiar landmark, the Galway Cathedral. The footpath along the River Corrib affords many stunning scenes, the most stunning of which are upstream and downstream from the Salmon Weir Bridge. Persistent flows of traffic over the bridge challenge pedestrians, but also present a brilliant photo opportunity. Exposed over thirty seconds, cars paint a path of light leading to the Cathedral. Photo and text: Todd Parker

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