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Do not swim notice issued for Balbriggan Beaches

Please be advised that Temporary Do not Swim Notices have been issued today for Rush North, Skerries South and Front Strand, Balbriggan Beaches for 4 days due to an an increase in bacteria levels in the results of the bathing water samples taken on 25th August, 2020.  The likely cause is urban and agricultural run-off and an investigation has commenced.

A seawater re-sample will be taken tomorrow August 27th at these beaches, the results will be available on 29th August, 2020 and the Do not Swim notices will be reviewed.

The beaches remain open but beach users are asked to respect the ‘Do Not Swim’ notices as they have been put in place to ensure that the health of bathers is not compromised.

Members of the public can check for water quality at any of the monitored bathing waters in Ireland in advance by accessing the EPA website at or by checking the notice board at the entrance to each beach. 

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