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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# bathing

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# Beaches
Here are the five bathing areas classified as 'poor' in Ireland
95% of bathing waters met or exceeded the minimum required standard.
# 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.
# bathing
Swimmers at three Dublin beaches warned about potential wastewater contamination
Test results are due tomorrow which could give the green light again to swimmers.
# Water quality
Here are the best and worst beaches in Ireland to go swimming
Seven coastal bathing waters have failed to meet the minimum standard.
# water's lovely
Has your local beach or bathing spot been given a Blue Flag this year?
The full list is here. Did your favourite bathing place make it?
# get outa the water
Temporary ban on bathing in place at Sandymount Strand
Water samples taken today did not comply with minimum standards for swimming.
# 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.
# let's go swimming
PICS: Here's the new unisex bathing area at the Forty Foot
Chilly changing rooms for all!
# bathing
Dún Laoghaire to get floating swimming pool and urban beach
Fancy a swim in the Harbour?
# frolics
No Flesh Showing in Victorian Clare Pic of the Day
National Library of Ireland has found this pic of Kilkee in its infancy as a seaside resort.
# Cork Beaches
Cork beaches remain closed as technical difficulty delays E.coli test results
Water quality concerns sparked seven beach closures in Co Cork last week.
# wildlife
In photos: big cats enjoying a bath
Siberian tigers take a break from the heat with a cooling dip at Chinese zoo.
# Water quality
Irish bathing water quality improved in 2011
However, there was a drop in the amount of beaches reaching ‘good’ status. Ireland will have to redouble its efforts to maintain and improve bathing water quality standards, Minister Phil Hogan said today.