All beaches are safe to swim in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Area

Thursday, June 6, 2019
dlr County
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Water quality testing results have come through in all bathing areas in Dùn Laoghaire-Rathdown and they are now back to normal. All temporary bathing prohibition notices have been removed from all bathing areas. All warning flags at lifeguards beaches have been removed.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council were made aware of a sewerage wastewater overflow at the Irish Water operated Ringsend wastewater treatment plant during the recent yellow weather warning event on June 4/5. As a consequence of this event Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, in consultation with the Health Service Executive, we put a temporary bathing prohibition notices in place at all of our designated public bathing sites in the county, which started Thursday 6th June and ceased on Sunday 9th June.



Sampling will be taking place at all our designated bathing areas i.e.:

  • Seapoint Beach
  • Sandycove Beach
  • The Forty Foot Bathing Area
  • Killiney Beach
  • White Rock Beach

It is HSE advice that aside from bathers & beach users any organisers of any coastline or water based leisure or sporting event along the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown coastline should pay particular attention to this notification.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will be keeping you up-to-date on developments and any further information on our website and on our social media channels and also www.beaches.ie

For further information please contact: Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Tel: (01) 205 4748

For press and media information please contact the Communications Office on (01) 2047090 or commsoffice@dlrcoco.ie