White Flag recreational facilities in Ireland


The White Flag Award for Spa and Leisure is a national hygiene/environmental award aimed at swimming pools, sports halls, gymnasiums and other indoor leisure facilities throughout Ireland. This award is based on the international Blue Flag award scheme and emphasises high standards in both environmental activities and hygiene.

The White Flag award scheme is run by Ireland Active.

Criteria for awarding a White Flag

Facilities that can apply for the award must meet certain criteria in relation to:

  • Facility exterior and grounds
  • Facility interior
  • Pools
  • Operations
  • Environmental management
  • Education and information
  • Water quality and treatment.

The standards of the facilities in the areas of safety, hygiene, maintenance, environment and customer service are examined.

Further information is available from Ireland Active.


White Flag Manager

Ireland Active
The Office Suite

Tel:+353 (0)21 485 6460
Homepage: http://www.irelandactive.ie
Email: info@irelandactive.ie

Page edited: 6 January 2015