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I n the late 19th century women and girls rarely swam in the sea. It was considered unseemly. Yet in the belief that sea water was good for the skin, hotels and guest houses along the seafront at Salthill proudly offered sea baths, and 'showers' which could be enjoyed in any weather.
In 1925 there was a major debate in the Urban Council about a Garda report that two men from County Offaly who had been swimming in the sea in Salthill without any bathing costumes had been apprehended, and how the gardaí should deal with them. The debate was about the evils or otherwise of mixed bathing in Salthill.
As the good weather continues and people flock to beaches all across Ireland, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reminding the public in Westmeath to use Splash, the national bathing water information website, for up-to-date information on water quality at local bathing spots.
Twelve out of 15 beaches in Mayo were found to have good bathing water quality according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and all 15 were found to meet the mandatory values as set out by the EU.
Bathing waters in the county achieved ‘good’ status in The Environmental Protection Agency’s Quality of Bathing Water in Ireland report.
Bathing waters in Mayo are among the cleanest in Ireland according to a report published this week.
Two freshwater beaches in Westmeath have dropped in water quality over the past year, with one being granted ‘poor’ status.