Air Quality Monitoring in Athlone

AQIH Athlone AQIH Athlone2 The Environmental Protection Agency manages the National Ambient Air Quality Network.  Find out more information on what we monitor. Athone station updates every two to five minutes with the calculated Air Quality Index for Health (AQIH) and the Air Quality Map shows you if air quality is good, fair, poor or very poor. You can find out if air quality is likely to affect your health and what you can do to protect your health on the Air Quality Index for Health page.

The air quality station in Athlone at the West Meath County Council offices. Monitoring is carried out using a continuous monitor for particulate matter. Results are available at the link below.


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Historical air monitoring information

A previous Athlone site was located in the drinking water treatment plant on the Eastern bank of the Shannon about 300 metres from the town centre. Monitoring was done by a mobile unit containing continuous monitors for sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and benzene. Continuous samples were also taken for particulates (PM10) and lead.

Results were collected from 05/3/2003 to 29/10/2003 and are available using the links below.

Air Monitoring Information