This is a report about bathing water quality in Ireland during 2021.
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Bathing Water Quality 2021 Infographic
Map of identified bathing waters with classification for 2018-2021
Map of other monitored waters in 2021
Table of Classification of Identified Bathing Waters 2018-2021
Table of Other Monitored Waters
This is a report about bathing water quality in Ireland during 2021. Local authorities monitor and manage bathing waters. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assess water quality information provided by local authorities for the beaches that they manage.
Each year, local authorities take samples of bathing waters just before, and during the bathing water season. In Ireland, the season runs from 1 June to 15 September each year. We classify water quality at our beaches and lakes as Excellent, Good, Sufficient or Poor.
Our national bathing water website www.beaches.ie shares the latest information on more than 200 bathing waters sampled during the bathing water season. You can also follow us on Twitter @EPABeaches
Swimming in Ireland can be a year-round activity in some locations, however, the classification of bathing water quality relates only to the bathing season.https://www.epa.ie/media/epa-2020/monitoring-amp-assessment/freshwater-amp-marine/Cover-image-from-Bathing-water-quality-in-Ireland-in-2021.jpg