Swimming ban notice lifted at Balbriggan as ‘Good’ water quality result is returned

by Rose Barrett
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The prohibition (Do not Swim) Notice at Front Strand, Balbriggan has been lifted.

Bathing Water Quality results from samples collected on this week on Monday and Tuesday, 26 and 27 June were returned ‘Excellent’ for all beaches apart from Front Strand Balbriggan where the result was ‘Good’.

The prohibition (Do not Swim) Notice at Front Strand, Balbriggan therefore has been lifted and replaced by the All Season Advisory notice.

The Bathing Water Quality results from samples collected earlier which returned as ‘Excelletn’ were: South Strand Skerries, Loughshinny Beach, Rush North Beach, Rush South Beach, Portrane Beach, Balcarrick Beach, Donabate, Portmarnock Beach, Burrow Beach, Sutton and Claremont Beach.

Balbriggan Front Strand – prohibition notice Do Not Swim has been lifted from today

The non-identified bathing water, Malahide Beach, also met the standard for excellent water quality.
As the Front Strand Beach, Balbriggan met the ‘Good’ quality standard, (* resample arranged for today 30/6/23) The HSE agreed the recommendation to remove the Prohibition (Do not Swim) Notice at Balbriggan with the all-season advisory notice remaining in situ.

Next scheduled tests are July 10/11 and testing will continue every 2 weeks until the end of the bathing season in September. For further information on beaches and bathing water see Beaches and Bathing Water.

For information on Lifeguards this week see Lifeguards Provision. 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

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