Bathing, swimming ban at Mullaghmore

Bathing and swimming has again been prohibited at Mullaghmore beach in north Sligo.

Sligo County Council says the prohibition is due to what it describes as ‘an infrastructure malfunction at the beach’ that ‘could have’ an impact on water quality.

It’s thought the problem relates to the breakdown of a pump.
The prohibition will remain in place until it’s proven there is no risk to bathers.

Sampling of water is to take place today and further instructions will be issued when the results of the tests are available.

North Sligo Fianna Fail Councillor Donal Gilroy says the latest bathing ban is disappointing news: