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Swimming bans lifted in West and North Clare

BATHING restrictions lifted at beach locations in West and North Clare

A notice from Clare County Council has lifted the temporary prohibition on swimming that had been in place at the following locations has now been lifted:

Lahinch
Spanish Point
White Strand Miltown Malbay
Kilkee
Quilty (front beach)

The bathing restrictions have been lifted as a result of analysis carried out over the weekend and on the advice of the HSE.

There is ongoing monitoring at beach locations in County Clare.

Clare County Council advises that the safest place to swim is at lifeguarded locations.

For further information, contact Clare County Council environment section on (065) 6846331 / enviroff@clarecoco.ie and visit www.beaches.ie

About Fiona McGarry

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Fiona McGarry joined The Clare Champion as a reporter after a four-year stint as producer of Morning Focus on Clare FM. Prior to that she worked for various radio, print and online titles, including Newstalk, Maximum Media and The Tuam Herald. Fiona’s media career began in her native Mayo when she joined Midwest Radio. She is the maker of a number of radio documentaries, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). She has also availed of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to report on development issues supported by Irish Aid in Haiti. She won a Justice Media Award for a short radio series on the work of Bedford Row Project, which supports prisoners and families in the Mid-West. Fiona also teaches on the Journalism programmes at NUI Galway. If you have a story and would like to get in touch with Fiona you can email her at fmcgarry@clarechampion.ie or telephone 065 6864146.

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