Bathers warned to beware of the presence of dangerous jellyfish in Dublin
Watch out for jellyfish if you’re going swimming this weekend.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown council have warned bathers of the presence of a dangerous type of jellyfish that has been spotted in Sandycove and further into Dublin Bay.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown issued a notice on Thursday detailing that warning signs had been erected in lifeguard patrolled areas due to the sighting in recent days of Lions Mane jellyfish, the largest known species of jellyfish.
“Warning Signs have been erected in the Life Guard patrolled areas at Sandycove as Lions Mane jellyfish have been spotted here and further into the bay,” the notice read.
“As an added precaution, the lifeguard warning flags are on red and will remain there till further notice. The Life Guards are actively keeping a vigilant eye on the water and bathers.”
Lions Mane jellyfish are common in the Irish Sea and their sting, though capable of causing temporary pain, is not known to be fatal.
With the weather that’s been forecast for the coming days, it’s something to bear in mind if you’re going swimming over the weekend.
While you're here...
Why not hit play on the video below to let funnyman Fred Cooke woo you with his sexy French accent, Dara Dynamite ditches the Speedos to become a Kingsman, Mayo band Flat Out put the woe of the All-Ireland Final behind them to perform the Magic Cover and Justine Stafford takes to the streets to find a date for the Debs.
We also caught up with the cast of Kingmsan: The Golden Circle – Taron Egerton and Mark Strong – as well as the stars of new Irish film Maze – Barry Ward and Nidge himself, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (and his wonderful hat).
It's all jam-packed into this week's episode of The JOE Show, so what are you waiting for?
Check it out right here...
Read more about: