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Environment, Climate Change & Agriculture

Old Head, Louisburgh


  • Blue Flag Award
  • Lifeguards
  • Lifebuoys
  • First Aid
  • Disability Access- the beach is accessible for wheelchairs, as are the toilets.
  • Parking
  • Car Free Zone
  • No dogs on the Blue Flag area of the beach during the summer season between 12-18:30. Dogs on leads are permitted outside the Blue Flag area
  • Recycling and Litter bins

Water Quality

Old Head Beach has achieved Excellent Water Quality Rating.

Water quality results can be found here.

Lifeguard Hours

June: 12pm – 6.30pm (Weekends and Bank Holiday only).

July & August: 12pm - 6.30pm every day.

September first Saturday and Sunday only.


Swimming, walking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding. It’s also popular for windsurfing, snorkelling and fishing.

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