Concern as warning still in place at Strandhill beach & Dorrins Strand

Serious concern has been raised that a do not enter notice remains in place at Strandhill beach and Dorrins Strand in Sligo.


Sligo County Council in consultation with the HSE issued an advice to not enter notice to both areas late last week over high levels of bacteria in the water.


The notice is to be in place until the water quality has improved.


Local Cllr Thomas Healy says the HSE are compiling a report and its still not clear as to when the ban will be lifted:




A statement this morning from Sligo County Council: 


Following on from the high levels of Intestinal Enterococci at Strandhill beach and Dorrins Strand, investigations and internal laboratory controls by the contract laboratory were undertaken. To date no obvious cause of contamination has been identified.


Sligo County Council are carrying out further investigations and are liaising with Irish Water in relation to all Urban Wastewater treatment infrastructure in the area; to date they have no reported incidents. Further monitoring will also be undertaken.


This advice will remain in place until samples at both locations return satisfactory results. 


Sligo County Council appreciates the public’s co-operation in relation to this advice.