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Purple Flag Award Cork


In October 2015 Cork city was awarded the prestigious Purple Flag for its night-time offering between 5pm and 5am. The Purple Flag is the “gold standard” for night time destinations.

To obtain this reward the city passed an internationally recognised assessment conducted and met the standards for offering a safe, vibrant evening and night-time economy.

A panel of experts assessed the city between 5.00pm to 5.00am under headings including security, movement, charm, place, and policy, and advised Cork offered a well-managed, diverse, entertaining and enjoyable evening and night out. Cork was deemed to offer the highest quality in shopping, dining, pubs and entertainment ensuring a visitor has all they need for a great evening out.

The city was among numerous others to receive the honour at the Purple Flag ceremony in November 2015 in Guildford in the UK and will join up to 10 other Irish cities and towns who also fly the flag including Dublin, Sligo and Ennis.
Cork City Centre Forum chair Gillian Keating said the result was the outcome of months of dedicated and hard work by all involved including 40 city centre stakeholders and traders.

“The award is a further jewel in the crown for Cork and places Cork amongst a select group of cities that are celebrated for their unique and appealing evening experience,” she said.

Whilst visiting the “must see” city of Cork base yourself at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, a short 3km from the heart of the city. The spacious rooms at Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, are decorated in modern light colours and many have views of the River Lee. Rooms include flat screen TV’s, complimentary WiFi and a 24 hour room service menu.

Should you wish to dine at the hotel during your stay Clayton Hotel Silver Springs offers you the choice of relaxing in the lounge bar, with panoramic views over the River Lee, or dining in the restaurant, where you can enjoy contemporary and Irish cuisine. It is the ideal spot to sit and watch the world go by.


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