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Sligo County Council issue warning as jellyfish spotted on beach

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Lion's Mane jellyfish on a Dublin beach. Stock photo.

Lion's Mane jellyfish on a Dublin beach. Stock photo.

Lion's Mane jellyfish on a Dublin beach. Stock photo.

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As the weather begins to heat up, locals are flocking to some of the county’s stunning beaches to cool down and enjoy the sun, sea and sand.

With more people likely to visit their chosen beach in the coming days, people are asked to be vigilant and be on the look-out for jellyfish.

This is after a number of sightings of lion’s mane jellyfish have been reported at Enniscrone Beach, one of the county’s most popular beaches.

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Sligo County Council said: “SCC has received reports of sightings of the Lion’s Mane jellyfish in recent days at Enniscrone Beach.

“Anyone who observes one in the water or on the beach should take the necessary precautions, keep their distance and inform the lifeguards on duty, or they can also contact their Local Authority.”

Further information about jellyfish and how to treat stings can be found at http://beaches.ie


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