Aon Faecal Eile




Scenes from Sandymount Strand, Sandymount, Dublin today following a temporary swimming prohibition.

Sasko writes:

“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…”


(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall ireland)

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20 thoughts on “Aon Faecal Eile

  1. Kieran NYC

    Actions proposed: We’ll keep taking measurements every few days.

    Anyone know how they’re planning to fix the issue? Rather than hoping it just goes away eventually?

    1. Ahjayzis

      I demand we dump a tanker of Dettol into the bay at once!

      Seriously though, do we really dump raw sewage in the sea? I mean I know a pipe in the Liffey in Celbridge that churns out actual shit into the river daily, but I just assumed that was from some old house somewhere…

      1. Kieran NYC

        Yup, pretty much.

        Try sailing in certain parts of Cork harbour. Not advisable to look too closely at the water.

  2. Langer

    “…due to adverse weather conditions, faecal matter”…. Why not just call it “shite” so there’s no confusion amongst the great unwashed…..

  3. Temple Bar Denizen

    Went in for a dip in the forty foot yesterday – no sign of any brown trouts, but the faecal coliform count hadn’t been posted for 10 days.

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