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24/09/2021

Warning about risks of swimming in reservoirs in Co Kildare

Many families who lived at Poulaphouca Reservoir moved to Kildare

Poulaphouca Dam, courtesy of 'Nxtbook Media'

People have been warned of the dangers of ESB reservoirs such as Golden Falls and Leixlip in Co Kildare and Poulaphouca in Co Wicklow.

An ESB spokesperson said: "Given the recent spell of warm weather, ESB would like to again remind the general public of the dangers and potentially serious consequences of swimming in any ESB reservoir.

"These areas are not appropriate for swimming because of the risk of deep and fast-flowing waters, changing water levels and uneven ground.

"These waters include the reservoirs at Poulaphouca in County Wicklow, Golden Falls and Leixlip in County Kildare, Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid in County Cork, the Ardnacrusha headrace and tailrace canal in County Clare and Assaroe, Lough Nacung and Lough Dunlewey in County Donegal."

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