Water Warning Lifted: Sandycove and Garryvoe beaches ‘safe for swimmers’
This is excellent timing.
‘Do not swim’ notices have been lifted from Sandycove and Garryvoe beaches after testing showed the water quality has improved since the beginning of the week.
According to a Council spokesperson, bathing water quality samples taken at Fountainstown, Garryvoe and Sandycove beaches on May 25th reported poor water quality with elevated levels of bacteria.
The ‘do not swim’ warning remains in place for Fountainstown, but the other two spots have been deemed safe ahead of one of the warmest weekends so far this year.
“Following consultation with the HSE Prohibition notices at Sandycove and Garryvoe beaches have been lifted with immediate effect.” said a Council spokesperson.
“Water quality at Fountainstown has improved from Poor to Sufficient status as classified under the Bathing Water Regulations and the Prohibition notice has been downgraded to an Advisory Notice, which advises against, but does not prohibit swimming.
“Further samples will be taken at Fountainstown in the coming days and we will continue to liaise with the HSE on the potential lifting of the notice.” the statement concluded.