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Temporary Do Not Swim prohibition notice has been extended for Front Strand Balbriggan

Press Release

28 July 2022

Temporary Do Not Swim prohibition notice has been extended for Front Strand Balbriggan

Please be advised that a temporary Do Not Swim prohibition notice has been extended.



An extension of the current prohibition notice at Balbriggan has been put in place due to elevated E.coli results from the resample taken on 27/7/22 for Front Strand Balbriggan for 72hrs, likely cause impacts from animals/birds and contamination of urban surface waters.

Preliminary e.coli results from Claremont met ‘sufficient’ water quality, as a result, a resample will be taken and the situation monitored.

Resamples have been scheduled at Front Strand Balbriggan for Tuesday, 2 August and results are due on Thursday, 4 August when the notice will be reviewed.

Balbriggan Beach remains open but beach users are asked to respect the ‘Do Not Swim’ notice as it has 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 www.beaches.ie or by checking the notice board at the entrance to each beach.

To view an explanation of the standards used for reporting results of bathing water please go to https://www.fingal.ie/bathing-water-quality-monitoring-faqs