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Warning after Leitrim swimmers become ill after bathing

Jul 21, 2021 07:07 By Shannonside News
Warning after Leitrim swimmers become ill after bathing Warning after Leitrim swimmers become ill after bathing
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People are being advised to only bathe in designated areas in the county

A number of people have become ill after swimming at popular waterways in Leitrim in recent days.

Leitrim County Council is warning the public that the Dromod Harbour / Shannon Cove marina is not suitable for swimming and is not a recognised bathing area.

The Council claims that a number of swimmers became ill following bathing there and is advising that the water quality in that area is not suitable for bathing at present.

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A warning has also been issued about water quality at Acres lake and Carmongan.

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Local Councillor Sean McGowan says there are other locations in the county too where people have gotten sick after swimming recently:

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