Purple Flag – We’re painting the town centres purple!

Enniskillen and Omagh have retained the prestigious Purple Flag status in recognition of the towns’ thriving evening and night-time economy.

Purple Flag – similar to the Blue Flag for beaches – is an international award to raise the standards and broaden the appeal of town and city centres from early evening until late.

Purple Flag is an accreditation process run by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) and is the benchmark for good night time destinations.  Areas awarded with a Purple Flag are recognised for providing a diverse and vibrant mix of dining, entertainment and culture while promoting the safety and well-being of visitors and local residents. Or, to put it more simply, Purple Flag status indicates where to go for a good night out! And this means not just for pubs and clubs but for a wide range of activities including arts and culture, leisure, eating out and events.

It’s not difficult to see why Enniskillen and Omagh town centres tick all the boxes with a growing number of restaurants, cafes and attractions, plus major cultural events attracting visitors and residents of all ages.

A number of local agencies and organisations including the PSNI, Fermanagh and Omagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership and representatives from the business, community and voluntary sector sit on Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Purple Flag working groups to ensure that both towns continue to provide great entertainment, exceptional hospitality and a safe night out for visitors.

In Northern Ireland there are only five towns and cities that have Purple Flag status. The fact that two of these are in the Fermanagh and Omagh District is a fantastic achievement. The others are Armagh, Derry/Londonderry and Newry.  For further information about the coveted award, visit www.atcm.org/purple-flag.

Purple Flag Enniskillen

Enniskillen was awarded its first Purple Flag status in 2011.
To view an interactive map of all that Enniskillen has to offer as a Purple Flag Town please click here.

For What’s On and tourism destinations In the Enniskillen Purple Flag area and more, visit:
www.experience-enniskillen.com
For What’s On and Tourism destinations in the wider district visit:
http://www.fermanaghlakelands.com/See-and-Do-A283
For safety information visit the
Fermanagh and Omagh PCSP Facebook page.
The latest news on Enniskillen’s Purple Flag Status is available on our website:
www.fermanaghomagh.com

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Purple Flag Omagh

Omagh was awarded its first Purple Flag status in 2017.
To view an interactive map of all that Omagh has to offer as a Purple Flag Town please click here.

For What’s On in Omagh visit:
www.exploreomaghsperrins.com/eat-drink-nightlife/pubs-bars
For What’s On and Tourism destinations in the wider district visit:
www.exploreomaghsperrins.com/things-to-do/activities
For safety information visit the
Fermanagh and Omagh PCSP Facebook page.
The latest news on Omagh’s Purple Flag Status is available on our website:
www.fermanaghomagh.com

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