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Dublin: 17 °C Thursday 22 August, 2019
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Beach-goers warned not to swim at twelve Dublin beaches

It may not have entered your mind given the weather lately, but avoid the water at some Fingal beaches.

Balbriggan beach, one of the twelve affected by the notice.
Balbriggan beach, one of the twelve affected by the notice.
Image: Splash.epa.ie

GIVEN THE LESS-THAN-GREAT weather lately, it probably hadn’t crossed your mind anyway – but one local authority in Dublin is warning beach-goers to stay out of the water.

Fingal County Council has issued a warning for 12 beaches across North County Dublin advising people not to swim in the sea.

The council said that pump station overflow caused by recent bad weather had affected the water at the beaches.

beaches Map showing the current restrictions at Ireland's beaches Source: Splash.epa.ie

The council said it had been taking samples of the water every week during the most popular months for swimming.

The beaches affected are:

  • Balbriggan
  • Loughshinny
  • Skerries north
  • Skerries south
  • Balcarrick
  • The Brook
  • Tower Bay
  • Malahide
  • Velvet Strand
  • The Burrow
  • Claremont
  • Hampton Cove

Notices have been placed at all the beaches to let bathers know about the warning, which is expected to last for three days.

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