Bathing Prohibited Notice Lifted

The temporary ban on bathing placed on Enniscrone and Mullaghmore Beaches on the 11th August 2021 has been lifted.

A routine bathing water sample was taken at Mullaghmore and Enniscrone beach on the 9th August 2021; this sample was non-compliant with HSE/EPA trigger values for one parameter.

Following consultation with the HSE and in accordance with national protocol, the HSE recommended a prohibition on bathing as a precautionary measure.  A Bathing Water Prohibition Notice was erected at both beaches on the 11th August 2021.  A follow up sample was taken on 11th August 2021, results of the sample detail a return to good water quality and following consultation with the HSE the ban on bathing has been lifted.

Sligo County Council will continue to monitor all bathing areas in the County throughout the bathing season and results of this monitoring can be viewed locally on beach notice boards, on Sligo County Council’s website at and on a dedicated bathing water information site hosted by the EPA.