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Swimmers warned to stay out of the water at six Dublin beaches

Fingal County Council say the ‘poor quality’ results follow last weekend’s heavy rainfall.

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FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL has issued an alert for six bathing areas in Co Dublin following heavy rainfall over the August bank holiday weekend.

In a statement this afternoon, the council said test results received today from samples taken on Tuesday have shown poor water quality and bathing is prohibited at these areas until further notice.

The beaches affected are:

  • Balbriggan Front Beach
  • Skerries South Beach
  • Loughshinny Beach
  • Rush South Beach
  • Portrane Beach (the Burrow)
  • Rush North Beach

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The results of samples taken today will be made available on Saturday.

Warning signs will be displayed at the affected areas “as soon as possible”, according to the statement, and on-duty lifeguards will advise people to stay out of the water.

Meanwhile, samples at other beaches found the bathing water quality to be ‘good’ and ‘excellent’.

Notices placed recently on the following beaches are now being removed: Balcarrick Beach Donabate, Malahide Beach, Portmarnock Beach, Burrow Beach Sutton, Claremont Beach, Hampton Cove Balbriggan.

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