Sligo County Council has announced that bathing is prohibited at Enniscrone and Mullaghmore beaches.
Bathing water monitoring was carried out on Monday at County Sligo’s five bathing water beaches.
Microbiological analysis on the sample taken at Enniscrone and Mullaghmore beaches were non-compliant with Bathing Water Regulations with high levels of Intestinal Enterococci having been present in the samples.
A Bathing Water Prohibition Notice has been erected at the beaches today (11 th August 2021).
The council says the Prohibition Notice will remain in place until it is proven that there is no risk to bathers.
It is hoped that the Prohibition Notice can be removed over the coming weekend.