Bathing Prohibition Notices

Dear all

Please note the following issued by DLRCoCo:

  • As a result of heavy rainfall in the Dublin region on 23rd and 24th June, overflow discharges of wastewater occurred at a number of wastewater treatment facilities and pumping stations in the bay area of south Dublin, in both the DLR and DCC areas, and this is suspected of having an adverse impact on water quality on bathing waters in the DLR area.
  • Having assessed the impact of the wastewater discharges and carried out visual inspections of bathing areas in DLR, and acting with the advice of the HSE, Bathing Prohibition Notices are being put in place with immediate effect, as a precaution, at Seapoint, Sandycove and Forty Foot bathing areas, pending results from testing of water quality at these locations.  Sampling of these locations has taken place today and results are expected to be available in 3 to 4 days.
  • Notices warning bathers and swimmers not to enter the water will be put up at the affected bathing areas.
  • There are no restrictions in relation to any other bathing areas along the DLR coast, and that includes Dun Laoghaire Harbour, but all bathing areas are being monitored and sampled as a precaution.
  • Organisers of water-based sporting events should take note of the prohibition notices being put in place for Seapoint, Sandycove and Forty Foot bathing areas.


Kind regards



Simon Coate

Harbour Master

Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Dun Laoghaire County Council

A96 TC56


M: +353 86 262 8187



The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company has been dissolved and is no longer a legal entity pursuant to Statutory Instrument 391/2018. The Harbour has transferred in its entirity to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

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