Killiney and Whiterock Beach - Temporary Bathing Prohibition Notice

Friday, August 28, 2020
Killiney Beach
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Update: Saturday 5th September at 6:00pm


The temporary bathing Prohibition Warning notices are being removed at Killiney Beach and White Rock Beach today, as bathing water quality had now returned to ‘Excellent’ status.


Update: Tuesday 1st September at 1:30pm


The temporary bathing prohibition in place at Killiney, Whiterock and Hawk Cliff bathing areas has been extended for another 4 days due to the incident at Bray Pumping station last week.

The incident reported had been rectified on Sunday 30th August 2020.

dlr have been monitoring the situation over the course of the incident and have been communicating with all stakeholders.

We have risk assessed the potential impact from this incident and followed the advice from the HSE in taking this course of action.

Bathing water samples have been taken at these locations and test results are expected Thursday 3rd September or Friday 4th September.


DLR received notification from Irish Water of an incident at Bray Pumping Station on 27th August 2020.

The incident reported was damage to the Bray Shanganagh line. This resulted in overflows from the Bay Pumping station from approximately 10:00am on 27th August 2020 and possibly for the remainder of the day.

Flows of screened wastewater in the order of 10,000 DWF to 20,000 Wet Weather flow are expected from LSO and SSO (when necessary).

There may be a risk of deterioration in water quality at Killiney and Whiterock due to this incident.

DLR has consulted with the HSE on this incident and followed their advice in erecting temporary prohibition notices at these locations and have carried out bathing water testing.   

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council bathing water team will be liaising with Irish Water to determine the effects of the incident at Bray and will carry out a revised risk assessment of potential risks as information becomes available.  

Updates will be issued here and on dlr social media outlets and information will be posted at each of the designated bathing areas.  

Results of bathing water testing carried out will be made available on and on dlr website. 

It is expected that these results would be available on Wednesday 2nd September 2020.