Swimming ban at Buncrana shorefront

Lady's Bay, Buncrana

Lady’s Bay, Buncrana

A ‘no bathing’ notice has been issued for Lady’s Bay in Buncrana.

The beach, adjacent to the Shore Greens on the town’s waterfront, is a popular spot with locals and day-trippers alike.

The Environmental Protection Agency, which issued the temporary ban on bathing from 11-13 June, says water quality at Lady’s Bay has been affected due to “suspected contamination from extreme weather/flooding”.

There have been recent reports of pollution on the Mill River in Buncrana.

Lady’s Bay had ‘good’ water quality standards for the 2012 and 2013 bathing seasons.

In 2012 the beach achieved a ‘Green Flag’ award, but it lost it for 2013 and did not regain it this year.

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Damian Dowds

Damian studied at NUI Maynooth and worked with Intel Ireland on graduation. Followings stints as a civil servant in Leinster House, and with magazine publisher Ashville Media, he returned to Inishowen to set up the Inishowen Independent in 2007.

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