Environment Awareness & Education

St. Tiernan's Water School of the Year!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
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The Green-Schools Water School of the Year Awards recognise the dedication and innovation shown by schools receiving the internationally recognised Green Flag for Water. This year St. Tiernan's Community Secondary School, Balally, were announced as the National Water Secondary School of the Year. 

In addition Don Crowley of Newpark Comprehensive, Blackrock was chosen as the Leinster Region Water Ambassador of the year for his efforts to inspire other students to save water. 


Speaking at the awards Eamon Gallen, General Manager at Irish Water said “We are delighted to sponsor the Green-Schools awards and I want to congratulate all the students, teachers and parents for their hard work in achieving an award today. 

This is the sixth year that Irish Water has sponsored the Green-Schools Water theme which has now seen 2,316 schools awarded the Green Flag for Water.  It really is a credit to everyone that so many students are involved in this fantastic programme. In one year alone schools saved 360 million litres of water which is enough water to supply a town the size of Longford for an entire year or make nearly 3 billion cups of tea!

The Green-Schools programme is coordinated Nationally by An Taisce’s Environmental Education Unit and by the Council locally and is supported and sponsored by Irish Water.