Bathing Ban Lifted

Bathing Ban Lifted

The temporary ban on bathing placed on Mullaghmore Beach and Rosses Point Beach on the 1st August 2019 has been lifted.

A routine bathing water sample was taken at Mullaghmore beach and Rosses point beach on the 29th July 2019, 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 the beach on the 1st August 2019.  A follow up sample was taken on 1st August 2019, results of the sample detail a return to excellent 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.  


3rd August 2019