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As part of the development of the Blueway initiative, watersports activities will be provided for beginners and improvers, adults and children, at Old Head Beach on Sunday August 18 starting at noon and continuing until 5pm.
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.
Better coastal planning is required in Mayo in order to protect some of the county’s most attractive beaches and coastline areas which are under threat from coastal erosion, particularly in Clew Bay and along the Mullet Peninsula.
Pool swimmers looking for a new challenge are invited along to Old Head beach for high-tide open water swims taking place on a weekly basis. Organised and supervised by leading swim coach Trevor Devlin, former Irish Special Olympics coach, dozens of swimmers young and old have already been enjoying the experience of deep-water swimming in groups alongside the pier.
Parents of secondary school children have been asked to supervise their children by a senior council official following incidents of public concern at Mayo beaches.
An incident at Old Head beach in Louisburgh on Wednesday night last, when windows front and back were smashed in a car parked at the pier and a landmark Sycamore tree on the beach was damaged, has caused safety concerns in the area.