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Photograph by John Kelly.

Bathing prohibitions at two Clare beaches


ON the advice of the HSE, Clare County Council has today issued bathing prohibitions at both Spanish Point and White Strand, Miltown Malbay. The red flag will be flying at Spanish Point until further notice.

The restrictions have been introduced as the results of routine bathing water samples taken at both locations had elevated levels of bacteria.

Run-off from the catchment after exceptionally heavy rainfall has resulted in elevated levels of bacteria being identified in the water.

In accordance with An Taisce’s Blue Flag programme, the Blue Flags at both bathing areas are being removed until such time as the water quality improves.

Owen Ryan

Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.