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Ballyloughane

  • 28-02-2021 5:36pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 30 ✭✭✭ greenerie


    Does anyone know if the water is safe for swimming? I know it has previously had a no-swim notice issued but plenty of people in the water this morning and lifeguard hut on the path? Not sure I'd chance it either way but just curious!


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    https://www.beaches.ie/find-a-beach/#/beach/IEWEBWT170_0700_0200
    Says it is Reported Restriction

    All Season Restriction
    Advice against bathing
    A swim restriction applies at this beach for the entire season.
    Bathing Restriction for 2020 season due to 'Poor' Classification for the bathing water.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,971 ✭✭✭ DaCor


    The most recent status is here https://www.beaches.ie/find-a-beach/#/beach/IEWEBWT170_0700_0200
    All Season Restriction
    Advice against bathing
    A swim restriction applies at this beach for the entire season.
    Bathing Restriction for 2020 season due to 'Poor' Classification for the bathing water.

    That beach has always had trouble maintaining a clean streak, which is a pity as its a lovely spot.

    The water quality can fluctuate for no obvious reason at times too, going from "Excellent" to "Poor" to "Excellent" again. The unfortunate thing is though you only know about the "Poor" result after the sample has been taken and tested. Its could have been "poor" for several days preceding the sample

    Honestly, I wouldn't go near it for swimming until it had a year or two of clear results


  • Registered Users Posts: 501 ✭✭✭ Mr_A


    Advertiser story saying it should be cleared this summer, apparently because some local politicians had a meeting which kind of begs the question why they waited this long to do so but hey ho: https://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/119742/swimming-expected-to-be-allowed-at-ballyloughane-beach-this-summer


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,971 ✭✭✭ DaCor


    Mr_A wrote: »
    Advertiser story saying it should be cleared this summer, apparently because some local politicians had a meeting which kind of begs the question why they waited this long to do so but hey ho: https://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/119742/swimming-expected-to-be-allowed-at-ballyloughane-beach-this-summer

    Not unusual to see something like that in the papers and yet, year in, year out, it gets closed.

    Like I said above, I wouldn't be going for a swim there unless there has been 2 full years of clear results


  • Registered Users Posts: 501 ✭✭✭ Mr_A


    Last result that wasn't good or excellent was on 22/07/2019 so doing well recently.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 501 ✭✭✭ Mr_A


    One question I have about this beach is why there is regularly fruit washed up on it. Pineapples, oranges, mangos all appear there on a fairly regular basis.


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Thats so funny, I saw a load of oranges and a pineapple there too.....who lives in a pineapple under the sea....


  • Registered Users Posts: 501 ✭✭✭ Mr_A


    And the homelessness crisis worsens further. Thanks government, thanks a bunch.


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