Enniskillen continues to offer excellence in evening hospitality

Purple Flag

Published: 29th September 2015

Enniskillen Castle will be illuminated purple from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 October in recognition of the island town receiving Purple Flag status for a fourth consecutive year.


The Purple Flag programme, which is run by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM), recognises excellence in the management of the evening and night-time economy in towns and cities across the UK and Republic of Ireland.


Just as Blue Flag is the acknowledged indicator of a high quality, safe beach, Purple Flag is the indicator of where to go for a good night out.

The ACTM has renewed Enniskillen’s Purple Flag status for a fourth year for continuing to offer a better night out to visitors.


Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly, said:

“We are delighted that Enniskillen has achieved Purple Flag status once again in recognition of its quality entertainment, exceptional hospitality and in providing a safe night out for visitors.


To mark this achievement, the Council will illuminate Enniskillen Castle purple this weekend as part of the annual celebration of the Purple Flag programme across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.


While it is nice to be recognised for our efforts, there is always more to do. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council will continue to work with local businesses and partner agencies to further develop and enhance Enniskillen’s visitor experience.”


As part of the Purple Flag assessment process, an independent panel assessed Enniskillen’s night time amenities including car parking, taxi availability, directional signage, public conveniences and hospitality.


Only four towns and cities in Northern Ireland have been awarded the coveted Purple Flag status – Enniskillen, Bangor, Derry/Londonderry and Newry.


For further information about the Purple Flag programme visit https://www.atcm.org/programmes/purple_flag/apply_for_purple_flag/apply-for-purple

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