Blue Flag logo

I am delighted to see that the clean water standard, the Blue Flag, has once again been awarded for bathing at Seapoint and Killiney Beach, for the 2015 season.

The awarding of the Blue Flags for another year confirms that excellent water quality standards have been achieved at both beaches and demonstrates the continuing commitment to best practice in managing our unique and diverse coastline.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council carries out an extensive beach-cleaning programme on all beaches and regularly tests the water quality a bathing spots in the County. The results of all bathing water quality tests carried out at the County’s beaches can be found here.

You can read the strict criteria for the award of a Blue Flag to a beach here and a full list of locations awarded a Blue Flag for 2015 here (there were only five in Dublin).

The Blue Flag is now almost 30 years old in Ireland. It started in France in 1985 and came here as a European initiative in 1988. Since then it has become a global standard for water quality. You can read the history of the Blue Flag here.

Killiney Blue Flag Beach

Killiney Blue Flag Beach

Seapoint Blue Flag bathing place and Martello Tower

Seapoint Blue Flag bathing place and Martello Tower

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