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Public advised to avoid swimming at popular Dublin beach over high e-coli levels

High levels of e-coli have led authorities to urge the public from swimming at a popular beach in Dublin.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown county council issued an advisory notice for Seapoint beach as a result of elevated e-coli levels.

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The advisory notice recommends that the public avoid swimming at the beach for five days.

According to the county council, samples were taken from all five of the area’s bathing spots on the 26th of July.

The results revealed that Seapoint had the highest levels of bacteria.

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The advisory notice was issued based on advice from the HSE, while further testing is to take place.

There are currently eight beaches across the country that have restrictions in place. The beaches are as follows:

  • Stradbally in Waterford
  • Seapoint in Dublin
  • Keeldra Lough in Leitrim
  • Clifden Beach in Galway
  • Cúas Crom in Kerry
  • Lilliput, Lough Ennell in Westmeath
  • Merrion Strad in Dublin
  • Balbriggan, Front Strand Beach in Dublin

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