April 18, 2021

Swim ban at some of Waterford’s most popular beaches over water quality fears

Waterford City and County Council has announced a swimming ban is now in place at some of the our best known beachers amid concerns over water quality.

In a short statement, the local authroity confirmed the ban currently affects Tramore Beach, Newtown Cove, Dunmore – Councillors and Main Beach – and Boatstrand.

The council said: “Following on from our earlier advisory, water quality is now not suitable for swimming and hence there is a bathing prohibition in place until further notice.”


Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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