2017 Yellow Flag Awards

5 schools were awarded their Yellow Flag in April 2017 at the Yellow Flag Annual Awards Ceremony held in the Woodquay Venue, Dublin.

The primary schools who achieved their Yellow Flag were:

Good Shepherd National School, Churchtown, Dublin 14
Merlin Woods Primary School, Doughiska, Galway
North Presentation Primary School, Shandon, Cork
Scoil Ghráinne Community National School, Phibblestown, Dublin 15

and secondary:

Riverstown Community College, Dublin 15

Congratulations to all these schools on their fantastic work! 


The Yellow Flag Programme must be supported in becoming a national programme. It must be mainstreamed. From there, it will have the capacity to do for diversity what another marvellous programme, the Green Schools/Green Flag Programme, has achieved for environmental awareness among the huge constituency of children, parents, teachers, and communities which it reaches out to so effectively across the State

Michael D Higgins, 25th of May 2011