Public Participation in the Identification of Sligo's

Public Participation in the Identification of Sligo's

Public Participation in the Identification of ‘Bathing Waters’ Under The Bathing Waters Directive 2006/7 EC of 15th February 2006 and The Bathing Water Quality Regulations SI 79 of 2008

Sligo County Council is inviting public participation in the identification of Bathing Waters under the Bathing Waters Directive and the Bathing Water Quality Regulations, 2008 (SI No 79 of 2008).

The Directive requires that water quality at all identified bathing waters meets stringent microbiological standards in order to protect the health of people who choose to bathe there.  Sligo County Council is required under the 2008 Regulations to identify bathing waters on an annual basis.  Rosses Point, Enniscrone, Mullaghmore, Streedagh and Dunmoran Beach were identified for the 2018 bathing season.  Now is your chance to get involved in identification of beaches for the 2019 season.

The consultation process provides the public with the opportunity to:

  • Comment on existing designated bathing waters with a view to the continuation of their classification,
  • Comment on other bathing waters not currently identified but which may be considered for classification.

Comments are invited from interested parties.

Comments should be sent to

Bathing Water Submissions,
Environment Section,
Sligo County Council,
County Hall,
Riverside,
Sligo.

Closing date for submissions is 22nd June 2018.