Sunday 18th June 2017

Visitors to Waterford's beaches urged to take care and bring home litter

Visitors to Waterford's beaches urged to take care and bring home litter
Thousands are expected to hit the beaches and coastal areas of Waterford again today.

While the temperatures outside are reaching into the high teens/early twenties, water temperatures remain cool

Chairperson of Irish Water Safety in Waterford Lola O'Sullivan advises to enjoy the water but to take care. She says lifeguards will be working on five beaches around the county in Clonea, Ardmore, Dunmore, Tramore and Bunmahon.

Lola O'Sullivan says parents should keep on eye on children, especially in rocky areas, she added that "there is a tendency with children, particularly in County Waterford, to jump off cliffs and it can be very dangerous".

Lola says to watch out for jellyfish in the water also, her advice is to "pour fresh water on" the wound if you get stung.

Meanwhile visitors to Waterford's beaches and parks this weekend are being asked to bring home their litter.

Brid Vance was one of the Tramore Tidy Town volunteers picking up rubbish on the strand this morning. She told WLR news that you could find anything discarded on the beach, this morning she found "two dirty nappies, that it would have been so easy to put into a plastic bag and into the boot of your car to bring home".

(pictured Brid Vance picking litter in Tramore this morning)