Beaches update: Seapoint and Forty Foot clear & safe to swim

Thursday, June 27, 2019
dlr County
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Beaches update: Seapoint and Forty Foot clear & safe to swim. Sandycove Beach remains closed - further results Friday.

Temporary bathing prohibition notices at Seapoint and the Forty Foot bathing areas have been removed at today Thursday 27 June, following consultation with the HSE, as water sample results have come back showing clean water quality at these locations. These areas are now safe to swim.

However, test results at Sandycove Beach indicated elevated levels of E.coli and enterococci and will remain closed pending results of additional water quality tests. Results from these samples are expected on Friday.

The cause of these elevated levels at Sandycove Beach were most likely caused by the recent heavy rainfall on 23rd/24th June 2019 which resulted in waste water outflow.

If the re-sample results for Sandycove Beach are acceptable the temporary bathing prohibition notice at this location will also be removed.

It should be noted that all other bathing areas in the dlr area such as White Rock and Killiney Beach continue to be open, safe for swimming and unaffected.