Support our evening and night-time economy this October and celebrate Drogheda’s Purple Flag Status.
So, what is the Purple Flag? ‘Purple Flag’ status is an accreditation process like the Green Flag award for parks and the Blue Fla gfor beaches. It allows members of the public to quickly identify town &city centres that offer an entertaining, diverse, safe, and enjoyable night out. Drogheda has had the accreditation since 2019, which particularly recognises the vibrancy of an areas “after-dark” offerings.
This October, spread awareness and support Drogheda’s Purple Flag by spending some time in Drogheda’s city centre in the evening/night-time. Drogheda plays host to a huge variety of bars and traditional pubs, many of which have traditional and live music taking place, but the evening opportunities are not limited to bars and pubs. Visit the Highlanes Gallery for their “Winter Brights” evening lecture series, pop into The Arc Cinema for one of their special offers, such as Date-Night Thursday and Crazy Tuesday, take in a show at the Droichead Arts Centre or the TLT.
Dinner out in Drogheda is varied and exciting, with cuisine available from all over the world, family-friendly as well as opportunities to meet with friends. Why not celebrate the brand-new cocktail menu over at Nelly’s Drogheda or visit Song and Jenns for some Korean food and karaoke.
Gaining and maintaining the Purple Flag is a group effort, with the steering team consisting of Arts, Culture, Hospitality representatives as well as public representatives from Louth County Council, An Gardaí, BID and the Drogheda community. Drogheda BID CEO Trevor Connolly stated “We are delighted to be celebrating Purple Flag month as we approach our full renewal. The Purple flag is an accredited award which takes constant work by a dedicated group of practitioners within the evening time economy to help showcase as a great, vibrant and safe place to enjoy after 5PM. The purple flag is built and measured across five pillars which ensure that everything is measured and we are accountable”
October in Drogheda culminates with the Lú Festival of Light, which launches on Friday 27thOctober. An “after-dark” offering that’s specifically aimed at families, this festival will bring mythology, light, animation, music and street performances together in this cultural explosion. We invite you to join us in Drogheda this October, and celebrate Purple Flag month!