Air Quality Monitoring in Sligo Town, Co. Sligo

The Environmental Protection Agency manages the national ambient air quality network. Pearse Street station updates every two to five minutes with the calculated Air Quality Index for Health (AQIH) and the Air Quality Map shows you if air quality is good, fair, poor or very poor.You can find out if air quality is likely to affect your health and what you can do to protect your health on the Air Quality Index for Health page.

The Sligo Town air monitoring station was commissioned in June 2020. Monitoring is carried out using continuous monitors for nitrogen dioxide and particulates (PM2.5 and PM10), which are shown graphically at the links below:


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Historical air monitoring information

Air monitoring was previously carried out in the car park in front of the Regional Hospital overlooking the town. Monitoring began on 21st January 2003 and concluded on 2nd October 2003.

Monitoring was done by a mobile unit containing continuous monitors for sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and benzene. Continuous samples were also taken for particulates (PM10) and lead. Results of the monitoring can be viewed at the links below.