A notice has been issued ahead of the good weather to warn locals and tourists about a popular swimming spot in Donegal.

Cruit Bridge in the Rosses area is a popular destination during spells of good weather as a lot of people use the bridge to jump into the water.

Cruit Island Facebook page has issued a warning to those who intend to visit the area over the coming months.

They said “As both locals and visitors enjoy the occasional good day that we are getting this summer, we feel it is important to emphasise the dangers of some of the waters around Cruit Island where care must be taken.

There has been some concerns raised this week about people – children in particular – swimming and jumping off the bridge while there were extremely strong currents passing underneath.

While we all want everyone to have fun and enjoy the water, it is vital that everyone is made aware of the dangers of the currents at the Bridge. People have gotten into extreme difficulties – and in some instances suffered injury - at the bridge over the years and so we must emphasise the need for a sensible approach when entering the water. Parents in particular should monitor and supervise their children at all times.

Tra Dhearg – below the cottages - is another area that is particularly dangerous and as a rule, swimming would not be advisable due to the nature of the currents, waves, and shifting sands underneath.

There are lots of nice safe areas to swim on the island (e.g. Carraig Liath and the wee Pier at Uimreach Buia) so where possible perhaps try and stick to these areas for swimming.

And regardless of where you decide to take a dip, please consider the conditions and ensure that children are monitored and supervised at all times.”

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