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Water Quality In 96% Of Ireland's Bathing Waters "Excellent".

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Two new bathing waters, Carrigaholt and Quilty, both in County Clare, were identified last year.

96 percent of Ireland's bathing waters are meeting the EU's minimum standards.

The Environmental Protection Agency's annual report shows 111 out of 148 were deemed "excellent" in 2020 - an increase of four on 2019.


Two beaches with "poor" water quality in 2019 have improved - they're Ballyloughane Beach in Co Galway and Brook Beach in Portrane, Dublin.

While two new bathing waters, Carrigaholt and Quilty, both in County Clare, were identified last year.

Mary Gurrie of the EPA says four locations are classified as having "poor" water quality:

The EPA found water quality is continuing to improve, but, Mary Gurrie  says there's two big culprits when it comes to pollution:

 

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