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Clare lifeguard service resuming

Clare County Council has issued a reminder to the public to stay safe while enjoying the June bank holiday weekend.

The Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, Cllr Mary Howard, has called on people in Clare to continue to follow Covid-19 public health guidelines and is promoting a message of caution on roads, beaches, public spaces and amenities this weekend.

Extra seasonal staff are commencing this weekend at coastal locations, including beach ambassadors, litter and toilet operatives, and traffic management staff. Clare County Council and Clare Garda Division are in regular contact and have a traffic management plan in place for the weekend. Plans are in place to have toilets open at all beaches across the summer with expanded capacity.

The public’s assistance is requested in relation to disposal of their waste when visiting beaches or other amenities, by either using the nearest available bins or bringing their waste home with them to dispose of appropriately.

The lifeguard service will commence at Lahinch, Spanish Point, Fanore and Kilkee on Saturday, June 5, and will remain in place until Tuesday, August 31. The lifeguard service will operate on September 4th-5th and also 11th-12th.

The lifeguard service will commence at White Strand Miltown Malbay, White Strand Doonbeg, Cappa, Mountshannon, Killaloe (Ballycuggeran) and Ballyallia on Saturda for the bank holiday weekend and for subsequent weekends in June. Full time service is scheduled to start on Monday, June 28, at these beaches and also at Seafield and Bishops Quarter.

Lifeguards are on duty from 11:00am to 7:00pm on days of operation of the lifeguard service.

Cllr Mary Howard said: “Please be careful and mindful of your own safety and that of others when you are out and about this bank holiday weekend. Enjoy the weekend but avoid high-risk situations.”

About 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.