Bathing Water Quality In Ireland 2018

A report for the year 2018

Summary: The 2018 EPA Bathing Water report sets out bathing water quality at Ireland's beaches during the long hot summer of 2018.

Published: 2019

ISBN: 978-1-84095-835-5

Pages: 42

Filesize: 2,986KB

Format: pdf

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 The 2018 EPA Bathing Water report sets out bathing water quality at Ireland's beaches during the long hot summer of 2018.

Key findings:

  • 145 bathing waters were identified in 2018, an increase of three since 2017.
  • 94% of identified bathing waters (137 of 145) met the minimum criteria for bathing water quality
  • 103 of 145 bathing waters were classified as Excellent. A further 22 were classified as Good and 12 were classified as Sufficient.
  • Five bathing waters were classified as Poor, down from seven in 2017. Three of these are in the Dublin area (Sandymount Strand, Merrion Strand and Portrane (the Brook) Beach). The other two are Lilliput (Lough Ennell) in Co. Westmeath and Clifden, Co. Galway.

 

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