Purple Flag is the flagship programme for the evening and night-time that offers locations the opportunity to make a real difference and develop through a clearly structured programme their own unique night-time strategy. While still a young brand having been launched in 2009, the quality and success of the concept has been proven with now over 70 towns and cities having been awarded.


Allan Shine, CEO of the Chamber said “If our towns and cities are to survive and thrive in the 21st century they must meet the expectations of both visitors and residents. To achieve that goal our town centres must be professionally managed and promoted. Maynooth deserves this award and credit must go to the business community in Maynooth who have worked tirelessly to achieve this award.  Collaboration between all the key stakeholders was crucial and I must acknowledge and thank Maynooth University and in particular Kildare County Council for their support”.

Jennifer Forster, Membership and Events Manager of the Chamber said “Purple Flag is the highest award for a vibrant and well-managed evening and night time economy in Europe. This accreditation offers successful towns and cities a way to recognise, promote and further develop the evening and night-time economy, making the areas more attractive and vibrant for both locals and visitors”.

The Chamber are officially hoisting the Purple Flag in Maynooth next Thursday evening, 16th February at 6pm in the Glenroyal Hotel. All welcome, RSVP to jennifer@northkildarechamber.ie

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