The story of Purple Flag in Ireland started in 2012 when Dublin Creative Quarter and Dame Street District and Ennis town first pioneered in taking on the challenge of the prestigious Purple Flag Accreditation through a pathfinder programme. In 2015, the milestone of 10 Irish Purple Flag towns and cities was reached. Please click for a full overview of the history of Purple Flag in Ireland. In 2015 also, ATCM decided to strategically combine the areas Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland boasting now a total of 22 towns and cities in this territory out of the total of nearly 70 Purple Flags in UK and Ireland. New applicants from North and South are welcome to join our ongoing Purple Flag Academy Programme.