People advised not to swim at popular Dublin beach due to "elevated levels" of e-coli
You've been warned, swimmers.
People have been advised not to swim at the popular south Dublin beach Seapoint due to "elevated levels of e-coli in the water".
The advisory notice from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council was issued on Friday, with the public urged not to swim at Seapoint Beach for five days.
All five bathing spots in the area had water samples taken earlier this week, with the results from Seapoint showing "elevated bacteria levels".
"Following HSE advice, dlr have erected an Advisory Notice advising not to swim at Seapoint due to an increase in the levels of bacteria found in the bathing water sample taken on 27 July," Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said in a statement.
Beaches.ie currently lists eight beaches across the country as having restrictions in place. These are:
- Balbriggan, Front Strand Beach in Dublin
- Clifden Beach in Galway
- Cúas Crom in Kerry
- Keeldra Lough in Leitrim
- Lilliput, Lough Ennell in Westmeath
- Merrion Strand in Dublin
- Seapoint in Dublin
- Stradbally in Waterford
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) called for water quality at popular bathing spots to be monitored all year round.