Prohibition Notice will remain in place until it is proven that there is no risk to bathers.
Bathing prohibited at Mullaghmore Beach
Bathing Water monitoring was carried out in accordance with regulatory requirements on 18th July 2022 at County Sligo’s five bathing water beaches.
Microbiological analysis on the sample taken at Mullaghmore beach was non-compliant with Bathing Water Regulations; high levels of Intestinal Enterococci were present in the sample.
In order to protect bathers’ health, Sligo County Council in accordance with National Protocol, is arranging the erection of a Bathing Water Prohibition Notice at the beaches today (20th July 2022).
The Prohibition Notice will remain in place until it is proven that there is no risk to bathers. Further sampling will be undertaken tomorrow (21st July 2022) and further instructions will be issued in accordance with agreed national protocols when the results of this test are available. It is hoped that the Prohibition Notice can be removed over the weekend.
Sligo County Council appreciates the cooperation of the general public in complying with the conditions of the Prohibition Notice.