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Kerry County Council issues bathing warning over Waterville strand


Inny Strand, Waterville

Inny Strand, Waterville

Inny Strand, Waterville


Kerry County Council has advised the public not to bathe at a strand in the Waterville area due to high bacterial levels.

The announcement from the local authority concerns the Inny Strand, west of Waterville and approximately 10 minutes’ driving from the village.

The council has said the decision was based on water-quality testing at the location. The local authority’s decision also followed discussions with the Health Service Executive.

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“There were prior warnings issued in advance of the weekend for a number of beaches, which is common ahead of forecasted heavy rainfall,” a Council spokesperson told The Kerryman. “Results for all beaches are now clear bar Inny, where bacterial levels are still too high to permit bathing.”

Testing will also take place in the coming days. The Kerryman understands that such results are not unusual following torrential rain.