Public Warned Of Presense Of Algal Bloom In Lough Derg


Tipperary County Council is warning of the presence of Algal Bloom on Lough Derg in recent days. 

The blue green algae bloom can produce harmful toxins and is most easily recognised when it forms a bright pea-green paint like scum on or close to the shoreline.  The Council is advising the public to exercise caution if in the waters of Lough Derg in the affected area.

Contact with this Bloom should be avoided as it may cause skin irritation. 

Animals, especially dogs should be kept away from the affected area and pet owners are advised to ensure animals have an alternative source of drinking water.

The Council’s Environment and Climate Action section is available during normal office hours to answer queries about the Algal Bloom – telephone  0818 06 5000