Monday 21 August 2017

Swimming bans at three popular Dublin beaches following 'extreme rainfall'

Dollynmount Strand, Dublin. Picture: Google Maps
Dollynmount Strand, Dublin. Picture: Google Maps
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Those looking to take a dip in the Irish Sea before the summer season is out have been warned to avoid three popular Dublin beaches.

Swimming ban notices have been placed at Dollymount Strand, Sandymount Strand and Merrion Strand due to recent "extreme rainfall".

According to Ervia, the parent company of Irish Water, an overflow occurred at the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Ailesbury Pumping station during the recent weather.

Irish Water and Dublin City Council worked to resolve the overflows.

Although the overflows were of a short duration, temporary bathing water prohibition notices have been put in place by Dublin City Council.

In a statement issued Friday evening, Irish Water apologised for the "inconvenience and disruption caused by these recent pollution incidents". 

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