Advisory Notice for Swimming at dlr Beaches

Thursday, August 8, 2019
dlr County
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Met Eireann have issued a Yellow Weather warning for rainfall for Thursday 8 August at 19.00 until Friday 9 August at 07.00

Considering the predicted rainfall amounts it is possible that overflows from the Irish Water wastewater treatment plants and infrastructure could occur.  If this is the case it could have a negative effect on the quality of bathing water in the local area in the following days.

The Council has taken the step today of issuing advisory notices at Seapoint, Sandycove, 40foot, Killiney and Whiterock bathing areas of the possibilty of an increase in the levels of bacteria in bathing waters over the coming days. Please note that at the current time these are advisory notices only and are not prohibition notices. Notices are subject to change if the Council receives information from Irish Water confirming an overspill.


We will be monitoring rainfall and assessing the risk based on information provided by Irish Water.  Additional testing of bathing waters will be carried out and published here. Water testing results are available approximately two days after sampling.

In the intervening period between the weather event/possible overspill and notification of water quality results, bathers should consider the following precautions.

  • Avoid swimming if you are pregnant or have a weakened immune system.
  • Avoid swimming if you have an open cut or wound.

If you do swim:

  • Shower after swimming.
  • Avoid swallowing water.
  • Wash hands before handling food.

Keep up-to-date by visiting or our social media accounts. For further information please contact: dlr Bathing Water Unit: Tel: 01 205 4700

Visit Beaches for updates on bathing water quality testing results.