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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 24 September, 2019

#Beaches

From TheJournal.ie This initiative is calling for people to clean up marine litter from Irish coasts this weekend Big Beach Clean

This initiative is calling for people to clean up marine litter from Irish coasts this weekend

Events for the Big Beach Clean 2019 are happening around the country this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Bathing bans at the Forty Foot, Dollymount and Sandycove after another wastewater spill Dublin

Bathing bans at the Forty Foot, Dollymount and Sandycove after another wastewater spill

The bathing ban is in place in Seapoint, Sandycove, the Forty Foot, Killiney and Whiterock until tomorrow at 6pm.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the five bathing areas classified as 'poor' in Ireland Bathing Waters

Here are the five bathing areas classified as 'poor' in Ireland

The classifications are contained in the EPA Bathing Water report for 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should plastic bottles be banned from Irish beaches? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should plastic bottles be banned from Irish beaches?

40% of Irish rivers, beaches and harbours were littered or heavily littered, according to a new survey.

From TheJournal.ie Do not swim notice issued for Claremont Beach in Howth Dublin

Do not swim notice issued for Claremont Beach in Howth

Fingal County Council has issued a 72-hour do not swim notice due to suspected water contamination from birds.

From TheJournal.ie Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? Here's the full list Yeah Buoy

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? Here's the full list

Kerry tops the list with the most Blue Flags.

From TheJournal.ie Storm Emma brings polystyrene from Holyhead marina to Greystones beaches Plastic Menace

Storm Emma brings polystyrene from Holyhead marina to Greystones beaches

The polystyrene is from pontoons which broke up during gale-force winds.

From TheJournal.ie Number of whales and dolphins washing up on Irish coasts at record levels Strandings

Number of whales and dolphins washing up on Irish coasts at record levels

Dr Simon Berrow from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group called the figures “unprecedented”.

From TheJournal.ie Australia is using drones to spot sharks before they attack Surfer Safety

Australia is using drones to spot sharks before they attack

“The reason the drone is so important is sometimes we can’t see over the waves,” a surfing representative said.

From TheJournal.ie Do not swim notice issued for two Dublin beaches due to high levels of sewage Rush And Loughshinny

Do not swim notice issued for two Dublin beaches due to high levels of sewage

The likely cause of the lower water quality at both locations is sewage from a wastewater treatment plant or sewer network.

From TheJournal.ie Now you can find out where the safest, cleanest beaches are before you leave home Beach For The Stars

Now you can find out where the safest, cleanest beaches are before you leave home

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week launched Beaches.ie.

From TheJournal.ie Irish beaches left covered in rubbish after thousands soaked up the sun Litter

Irish beaches left covered in rubbish after thousands soaked up the sun

Broken bottles, dirty nappies, discarded shoes, towels and backpacks were left behind on a Cork beach.

From TheJournal.ie Three Irish beaches lose Blue Flag status while two get them for first time Win Some Lose Some

Three Irish beaches lose Blue Flag status while two get them for first time

Bray South Promenade got its flag back after 17 years.

From TheJournal.ie Sewage, animal faeces and bacteria among the reasons these 6 Irish beaches failed a quality test Water

Sewage, animal faeces and bacteria among the reasons these 6 Irish beaches failed a quality test

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report on Ireland’s bathing waters found that 93% met minimum EU standards.

From TheJournal.ie 56 dolphins and whales have washed up on Irish beaches so far this year Record Number

56 dolphins and whales have washed up on Irish beaches so far this year

This is the highest number at this stage of the year since records began.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the top beaches in the world for 2017 Travel

Here are the top beaches in the world for 2017

Dreaming of being on a beach? These are pretty nice.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's bird, dog, horse, cow, and people poo': Swimmers warned to stay out of the water near Melbourne Beaches

'It's bird, dog, horse, cow, and people poo': Swimmers warned to stay out of the water near Melbourne

There’s a bit of a nasty surprise waiting in the water.

From TheJournal.ie Swimming bans in place at three popular Dublin beaches due to 'extreme rainfall' Irish Water

Swimming bans in place at three popular Dublin beaches due to 'extreme rainfall'

Heavy rainfall caused an overflow of untreated water.

From TheJournal.ie One of the world's biggest jellyfish has been spotted in Irish waters - but don't pee on it if you get stung The Trouble Urine

One of the world's biggest jellyfish has been spotted in Irish waters - but don't pee on it if you get stung

“As long as we’re careful, they need not be a danger.”

From TheJournal.ie Warning to swimmers over venomous fish that lurks beneath the sand Weever Fish

Warning to swimmers over venomous fish that lurks beneath the sand

The fish carries and excruciating sting. A particular warning is being issued for this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Fingal County Council issues warning about another three beaches Pollution

Fingal County Council issues warning about another three beaches

The council said there was water overflow from a pump station due to heavy rainfall.

From TheJournal.ie Swimming forbidden at four Dublin beaches due to sewage discharge Get Out Of It

Swimming forbidden at four Dublin beaches due to sewage discharge

The 72-hour warning was issued yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Here are 19 gorgeous Irish beaches to visit this year Coast To Coast

19 gorgeous Irish beaches to visit in 2016

Rain or shine.

From TheJournal.ie Dolphin dies after being passed around for selfies Argentina

Dolphin dies after being passed around for selfies

There are only 30,000 of this type of dolphin left in the world.

From TheJournal.ie These are the top 10 Irish beaches for 2016 Sand And Sea This post contains images

These are the top 10 Irish beaches for 2016

Kerry was the most popular county with four of its beaches making the list, but one Cork beach took the top spot.

From TheJournal.ie Australia closes beaches as bodyboarder fights for his life after shark attack Australia

Australia closes beaches as bodyboarder fights for his life after shark attack

Beaches remained closed yesterday after the attack which came just weeks after two others were mauled at a nearby region.

From TheJournal.ie Like swimming in Ireland? The bathing water is classified as 'poor' in these locations... Beneath The Waves

Like swimming in Ireland? The bathing water is classified as 'poor' in these locations...

Irish Water is pledging to clean up seven of our least tempting bathing areas.

16 Irish beaches you must visit before you die

99 problems but a beach ain’t one.

From TheJournal.ie These are the top 10 beaches in Ireland* Dream Of Sun

These are the top 10 beaches in Ireland*

*According to Tripadvisor, at least.

Looking for a great beach? Here are Ireland's top 10

Tripadvisor have ranked em all.

From TheJournal.ie Seventeen deadly lion's mane jellyfish removed from Dublin beaches Get Outa The Water

Seventeen deadly lion's mane jellyfish removed from Dublin beaches

Red warning flags have been erected on Killiney, Sandycove and Seapoint beaches.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about Ireland beating the Black Ferns, Israeli boycott protests, and what Bernie Ecclestone has done…

From TheJournal.ie Beach-goers warned not to swim at twelve Dublin beaches Don't Get In The Water

Beach-goers warned not to swim at twelve Dublin beaches

It may not have entered your mind given the weather lately, but avoid the water at some Fingal beaches.

From TheJournal.ie Beach-goers warned about getting in the water at four Cork beaches Don't Get In The Water
From TheJournal.ie Nude on the beach: Ireland to host International Naturist Congress Going Starkers

Nude on the beach: Ireland to host International Naturist Congress

Naturists from all over the world will be in Ireland in September.

From TheJournal.ie Get your bucket and spade: More Irish beaches get Blue Flag status Life's A Beach

Get your bucket and spade: More Irish beaches get Blue Flag status

More than 76 beaches and four marinas were awarded the prestigious Blue Flag award, an increase of six since last year.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the best and worst bathing waters in Ireland Fancy A Dip

Here are the best and worst bathing waters in Ireland

Thankfully, 90 per cent of Irish bathing waters are due to meet the ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ standards which will come into force from this year.

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