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#Blue Flag

# blue-flag - Monday 20 May, 2019

Here's the map of Irish Blue Flag beaches for 2019

A total of 88 swimming spots received the accolade this year.

# blue-flag - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag? Here's this year's full list

The overall number of flags awarded this year is down one – and four beaches have lost their awards since last year.

# blue-flag - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Has your local beach or bathing spot been given a Blue Flag this year?

The full list is here. Did your favourite bathing place make it?

# blue-flag - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Swim ban at Killiney and White Rock beaches due to high levels of E. Coli

The Blue Flag is being removed from Killiney pending the outcome of an investigation.

# blue-flag - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Cork beaches remain closed as technical difficulty delays E.coli test results

Water quality concerns sparked seven beach closures in Co Cork last week.

# blue-flag - Monday 20 August, 2012

Further tests due on waters from Cork E.coli beaches

Seven beaches were declared unsafe for swimming over the weekend over concerns about E.coli levels.

# blue-flag - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Life's a beach: Blue Flag status awarded to eight more than in 2010

82 Irish beaches and two marinas are given Blue Flag status, the highest in years – but there are a few notable absentees.