We are delighted that The Maynooth Campus, shared by St Patrick’s Pontifical University and Maynooth University was today awarded a 2021 Green Heritage Site Accreditation to accompany our 3rd Green Flag award by An Taisce Environmental Education, acknowledging Ireland’s best parks and gardens as well as receiving the Town Park category award in the 2021 All Ireland Pollinator Plan Awards.
Congratulations to all the Grounds Staff for such fantastic results.
Only awarded for exceeding tough environmental standards in green space management, and excellence of visitor attractions – the Green Flag Award Scheme is the mark of a quality park or green space and is recognised throughout the world.
The Green Heritage Site Accreditation is awarded to public green spaces of historical importance, that actively understand, manage, and promote their heritage which makes them unique.
The judging criteria also considers the fact that each park/green space will offer different kinds of facilities and will be managed and developed to varying opportunities and constraints. Innovation and the way facilities offered are tailored to the needs of the community are also taken into account.
The All Ireland Pollinator Plan Awards are specifically for those Green Flag Parks or Gardens that have made an effort to support their local pollinating insects, or to promote their importance.