Bathing Water Quality Results 2012

BATHING WATER QUALITY: background on standards, assessment and parameters analysed

The results of samples taken to date for 2012 bathing water season for each of 15 EU(European Union) identified beaches are displayed on this website (as submitted to An Taisce and EPA). This monitoring is conducted as per Bathing water Quality regulations 2008. Results for 2 other beaches which are not officially identified are also included

Of the 15 designated beaches 13 have been awarded Blue flag status for 2011. One beach has been awarded a  Green Coast award in Kerry i.e. Beal Bán. Further details on blue flag and greencoast awards can be found in An Taisce website

Elevated results  on 2nd July 2012 due to Extreme rainfall event in South Kerry.

Significantly elevated microbiological  results were recorded   in samples taken on 2nd July last, particularly in  Inny Strand Waterville,  Doire Fhionnain(Derrynane), and White Strand Cahersiveen.
These results were the result of extreme rainfall events which occurred in South Kerry area in period June 29th to july 2nd. Results of subsequent samples taken on July 5th denoted a return to good or excellent conditions

What beaches are monitored in Kerry?

Throughout the bathing water season up to 21 beaches are monitored in Kerry

EU identified  and Blue flag beaches:

Ballybunnion North

Ballybunnion South








White Strand, Cahersiveen

Baile an Scelige(Ballinskelligs)

Doire Fhionnain(Derrynane)



EU identified  beaches only:


Inny strand, Waterville

Green coast beaches(not officially designated)

Beal Bán


Non  designated  Beaches:


Specific information on each of beaches can be got by clicking on any of named beaches in home page.  

Designated and Blue Flag Beach Results 2012
(excel spreadsheet) (Size: 678 KB)

Non designated and Greencoast Beach Results 2012
(excel spreadsheet) (Size: 120 KB)

General Information
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