Clare County Council, following consultation with the HSE, says restrictions on public bathing at Kilkee beach will remain in place today (Thursday).
The advisory was issued on Wednesday afternoon after elevated levels of microbiological contamination were recorded in a routine bathing water sample in Kilkee. As a result, bathers are being advised not to swim in the sea at the West Clare resort.
Testing of the bathing waters has taken place again today, Thursday, Preliminary test results indicate that the event may be over. Final confirmation of the end of the restriction will be considered following additional water testing on Friday morning.