Scenes from Sandymount Strand, Sandymount, Dublin today following a temporary swimming prohibition.
“Additionally, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County council has also banned bathing at a further two beaches: at Killiney beach, and White Rock in Dalkey. Killiney beach had its blue flag suspended due to the detection of E.coli and Enterococci in the July 16 tests. Further tests have been taken to determine the levels of contamination and results will be published within 48 hours. It is believed the water had high levels of bacteria which breach the minimum health standards due to adverse weather conditions, faecal matter and overflow from drains…”
From left: Nancy Poulain, Tiffany Jones, and Dawn T Adams at Glendalough, Co Wicklow.
Fancy jumping into a lake?
“This summer up to 1,000 swimmers are expected to take the plunge into Ireland’s lakes as part of the Bewley’s Open Water Swimmer League. The league kicks off on summer solstice, 21st June, with a 750m and 1500m swim at Lough Key. On 19th July, competitors will swim past the Hodson Pillar in Hodson Bay and through the centre of Ireland as they compete in the 750m and 1 mile swim. Finally, the league will conclude on the 6th and 7th September in the spectacular Glendalough National Park where competitors will compete over 750m, 1500m and 3900m swims…”