Wednesday 14 November 2018

Councils no swimming at Strandhill warning

AS the tourism season entered its peak, Sligo County Council has pointed out that swimming is not allowed in the sea at Strandhill.

The council stated that the waters at Strandhill are subject to permanent strong rip currents, which have unfortunately taken unsuspecting lives in the past.

Sligo County Council has made byelaws that prohibit swimming at this beach.

Beach wardens are employed by the Council to alert the public of these dangers and to ask them to stop swimming, paddling and fishing.

Any persons refusing to leave the water are liable to prosecution.

"We would urge the public for their own health and safety to desist from entering these dangerous waters, and listen to and comply with requests made by the beach wardens," the Council stated this morning.

It added: "Swimming can be enjoyed at many safe beaches across the county. Sligo County Council provides a daily beach guard service at Enniscrone, Mullaghmore, Rosses Point and Streedagh beaches from 1st June to 1st September, and a weekend service at Dunmoran Strand ."

The byelaws for Strandhill define swimming as' floating, fishing or otherwise being in the sea for leisure purposes'.