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Excellent Water Quality except Brook Portrane Poor

Miscellaneous Alert, Aug. 2nd 2023
Bathing Water Quality results for samples taken on the 31st of July 2023 all Fingal Beaches excellent apart from Brook Portrane poor - Do Not Swim Notice issued

Bathing Water Quality results for samples taken on the 31st of July 2023. 

All identified bathing waters met the standard for “excellent” water quality except for Portrane Beach, The Brook which was “Poor”. Following consultation with the HSE the Advisory Notice that was placed at Portrane yesterday has now been replaced with a Prohibition Notice. A re-sample of the bathing water at Portrane was taken today and the results will be available on the 04/08/2023.

The non-identified bathing water at Malahide Beach also met with “excellent” status.

The next scheduled sample for all identified beaches is 14 August.

For further information on beaches and bathing water see Beaches and Bathing Water

For information on Lifeguards this week see Lifeguards Provision 

Members of the public can check for water quality at any of the monitored bathing waters in Ireland in advance by accessing the EPA website at or by checking the notice board at the entrance to each beach. 

To view  an explanation of the standards used for reporting results of bathing water please go to

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