Beachgoers warned not to swim at twelve Dublin beaches

first_imgGIVEN THE LESS-THAN-GREAT weather lately, it probably hadn’t crossed your mind anyway – but one local authority in Dublin is warning beach-goers to stay out of the water.Fingal County Council has issued a warning for 12 beaches across North County Dublin advising people not to swim in the sea.The council said that pump station overflow caused by recent bad weather had affected the water at the beaches. Map showing the current restrictions at Ireland’s beaches Source: Splash.epa.ieThe council said it had been taking samples of the water every week during the most popular months for swimming.The beaches affected are: BalbrigganLoughshinnySkerries northSkerries southBalcarrickThe BrookTower BayMalahideVelvet StrandThe BurrowClaremontHampton CoveNotices have been placed at all the beaches to let bathers know about the warning, which is expected to last for three days.Read: Hurricane Bertha will miss us, but other possible storms are ‘being monitored’ > Read: Beach-goers warned about getting in the water at four Cork beaches >last_img

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