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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Beaches

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Swimming forbidden at four Dublin beaches due to sewage discharge
The 72-hour warning was issued yesterday.
Here are 19 gorgeous Irish beaches to visit this year
Rain or shine.
19 gorgeous Irish beaches to visit in 2016
Rain or shine.
Dolphin dies after being passed around for selfies
There are only 30,000 of this type of dolphin left in the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seventeen deadly lion's mane jellyfish removed from Dublin beaches
Red warning flags have been erected on Killiney, Sandycove and Seapoint beaches.
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about Ireland beating the Black Ferns, Israeli boycott protests, and what Bernie Ecclestone has done…
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.
Beach-goers warned about getting in the water at four Cork beaches
Be careful out there.
Here's the gorgeous Armani ad that was shot on Dollymount Strand
It’s looking well now.
Nude on the beach: Ireland to host International Naturist Congress
Naturists from all over the world will be in Ireland in September.
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.
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.
Two Cork beaches expected to reopen today
Tragumna and Kilcrohane beaches in Cork were closed to swimmers after the water tested positive for high levels of enteroccocus.
Wristband campaign aims to help locate lost children at the beach
The phone number of the parents or guardians will be on the wristbands in case the child gets lost on a busy beach.
A child can drown in seconds in as little as an inch of water
Tips to ensure your children stay safe near water this summer.
Irish beaches slightly less clean in 2012 than previous year
A new European report also shows that the weather led to ‘elevated bacterial populations’ on some beaches.
10 best beaches in the world according to Tripadvisor users
Wish we were there.
Balbriggan beach reopens and is deemed safe for swimming
The beach was closed earlier this week after raw sewage was discharged into the sea.
Cork beaches remain closed as technical difficulty delays E.coli test results
Water quality concerns sparked seven beach closures in Co Cork last week.
Swimming ban at Cork beaches to remain in place until Thursday
Seven Cork beaches, including three in Youghal, have been affected by the high levels of E.coli found in the water last week.
Further tests due on waters from Cork E.coli beaches
Seven beaches were declared unsafe for swimming over the weekend over concerns about E.coli levels.
Clare beaches re-opened after e-coli scare
The Blue Flags have been restored at Lahinch and Kilkee.
The Evening Fix: Friday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
Poll: Should smoking in certain public areas be banned?
Should we follow New York’s lead and ban smoking in public parks, beaches and playgrounds?
Brazilian bikinis get bigger to fit expanding waistlines
A growing number of designers are making bigger bikinis to accommodate Brazil’s thickening waistline.
Life's a beach: Blue Flag status awarded to eight more than in 2010
82 Irish beaches and two marinas are given Blue Flag status, the highest in years – but there are a few notable absentees.
Poll: Which is Ireland's best beach?
The weather’s good and it’s a long weekend, so we want you to choose Ireland’s best sandy sun spot.