Blue Flags raised as bathing season commences

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Blue Flags were raised on Brittas Bay North and South and Greystones South on Thursday last (1st June), the start of the bathing season which runs from 1st June to 15th September.

Emer O’Gorman, Chief Executive, noted that “The efforts that go into achieving a Blue Flag are significant  and Wicklow County Council works across departments and with local partners and coast care groups to maintain and manage them to the highest standard and the awards of the flags provide recognition for the efforts of our staff in this regard.”

Lifeguards commenced their duties at beaches at Bray South Promenade, Greystones South, Wicklow Harbour, Brittas Bay North, Brittas Bay South and Arklow.

Cllr Tommy Annesley, Cathaoirleach, Wicklow County Council, in welcoming the start of the bathing season urged the public to heed the advice of Wicklow County Council and Water Safety Ireland stating that “Lifeguards will be on these beaches from 11am to 7pm daily, until 31st August, and on Saturday and Sundays until 15th September.”

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