Discharge Licences

Effluent discharges to waters and sewers, with a few exceptions, require a licence in accordance with Section 4 and 16 of the Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts of 1977 and 1990.  In addition, discharges of greater than 5m3 of sewage effluent to groundwater require a licence under Section 4 of the above Acts.  Copies of relevant application forms and guidance notes can be downloaded from below.

At present there are 107 active Discharge Licences between the County and Borough area.  Table 1 below details the register of licensed discharges to waters.  Sligo County Council monitors and enforces all discharge licences to waters to ensure compliance with discharge licence conditions.  

Irish Waters are responsible for issuing and enforcing of discharge licences to sewers (Section 16 licences), queries in relation to discharges to sewers should be made to Irish Water Telephone 1890 278 278. 

NumberFile Ref.CompanyActivity
NumberFile Ref.CompanyActivity
1 DL(W)4(Rev1) Lissadell Shellfish Co Ltd Fish Hatchery
2 DL(W)6 Mullaghmore Sea Far Farms Ltd Lobster Ponds
3 DL(W)7 James and Winifred Beirne, Cummeen, Strandhill Road House Cummeen, Strandhill Road
4 DL(W)9(Rev1) Kilcullen Sea Water Baths Seaweed Baths
5 DL(W)11 Knockmuldowney Restaurant Co Ltd., Collooney Hotel/Restaurant
6 DL(W)12 North Western Health Board, Cloonamahon Residential Centre
7 DL(W)13(Rev1) St Angela’s College College
8 DL(W)43 St. Angela’s College Student Residences
9 DL(W)25 Harrington (Concrete) Sligo Ltd Quarry
10 DL(W)22 Cregg House, Rosses Point Residential Centre
11 DL(W)16R Radisson SAS Hotel Hotel
12 DL(W)39 Erin Recyclers, Deepwater Quay, Sligo Recycling Facility
13 DL(W)37 Fallon Oils Ltd, Ballygawley Castledargan Hotel
14 DL(W)34 Davey Motors, Kiltycahill Mixed Development
15 DL(W)38 Hillstreet Quarries Ltd, Geevagh Quarry at Glen, Geevagh.
16 DL(W)40 Michael Keenan, Ballygawley Housing Development Ballygawley.
17 DL(W)41 Christy and Moira Tighe, Cromleach Lodge. Cromleach Lodge Restaurant.
18 DL(W)90 McCormack Fuels Ltd., Carraroe, Co. Sligo. Oil Storage Depot at Aghamore Far, Co. Sligo.
19 DL(W)97 Felix McHugh Builders Ltd., Cornacloy, Glenfarne, Co. Leitrim. Dromroe Housing Estate, Cleavry, Castlebaldwin.
20 DL(W)139 Cemex (ROI) Ltd., Killeen Road, Dublin 12. Aghamore Quarry, Co. Sligo.
21 DL(W)109 Sligo Fuel Sales Ltd., Deepwater Quay, Sligo. Oil Storage Depot at Deepwater Quay, Sligo.td>
22 DL(W)75 Aragonda Trading Ltd., Drumcliff, Co. Sligo. Yeats Tavern, Drumcliff, Co. Sligo.

Large industrial or agricultural activities require an Integrated Pollution, Prevention and Control Licence (IPPC) from the Environmental Protection Agency. Details of the classes of activities requiring an IPC licences are available on www.epa.ie/licensing/. There are 8 IPPC licences in County Sligo, Table 2 is a list of same.

List of IPPC Licences
Reg NoNameAddressDate Licence Issued
Reg NoNameAddressDate Licence Issued
P0755-01 Abbott Ireland Pharmaceutical Operations Manorhamilton Road, Sligo. (11/12/2002) 21/11/2005
P0269-01 Basta Ltd. Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. 16/01/1998
P0465-01 G. Bruss Gmbh Finisklin Road, Sligo. 19/01/2000
P0073-01 Cold Chon (Galway) Ltd. Sligo Depot, Deepwater Quay, Sligo. 25/06/1996
P0090-01 Elanco Animal Health Ireland Ltd. Finisklin Industrial Estate, Sligo. 16/10/1996
P0382-01 Antone Kiernan, Carrowcushcly Pig Unit Carrowcushcly, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. 14/12/1999
P0353-01 Supershrone Ltd. Hazelwood, Sligo. 07/01/1998
P0828-01 TopChem Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Ballymote Business Park, Carrownanty, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. 20/02/2008

Application for a Licence to Discharge Trade and or Domestic Waste Water to Surface Water (PDF) - 285 kbs

Guidance on Applying for a Discharge Licence to Surface Waters (PDF) - 289 kbs

Application for a Licence to Discharge Trade and or Domestic Waste Water to Groundwater (PDF) - 252 kbs

Guidance to the Applicant for a Licence to Discharge Trade and or Domestic Waste Water to Groundwater (PDF) - 867 kbs

Discharge of Effluent to Waters - Newspaper Notice Template (PDF) - 13 kbs