Bathing ban at Mullaghmore, Enniscrone lifted

The temporary ban on bathing at Enniscrone and Mullaghmore beaches since earlier this week has now been lifted.

The ban was in force since Wednesday.

This afternoon, Sligo County Council announced the ban on bathing at Enniscrone and Mullaghmore has been lifted.

That ban came after routine bathing water samples taken last Monday were found to be non-compliant with HSE and EPA requirements.

The HSE then recommended a prohibition on bathing as a precautionary measure, and a Bathing Water Prohibition Notice was erected at the beaches.

Follow-up samples were taken on Wednesday and the results showed a return to good water quality.

Sligo County Council says it will continue to monitor all bathing areas in the county throughout the bathing season.

The results of this monitoring can be viewed locally on beach notice boards, on Sligo County Council’s website, and on, which is a dedicated bathing water information site hosted by the EPA.