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Temporary swim ban lifted after ‘improved bacterial results’

A TEMPORARY prohibition on swimming at a west Clare bathing area has been lifted following consultation with the HSE. Following improved bacterial results the temporary prohibition on swimming that had been in place at Cappagh bathing area has been lifted as of 11am Friday, June 17. Lifeguarded hours at Cappagh are 11am-7pm weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) in June; daily starting June 27 to August 31; and the first two weekends in September (3-4 and 10-11). Clare County Council has advised 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.

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Temporary swimming ban over elevated bacterial levels

Clare County Council, on the advice of the HSE has placed a temporary prohibition on swimming in Cappagh due to elevated bacterial levels. Ongoing motoring is being undertaken and the prohibition on swimming will be removed when bacterial levels recede to acceptable levels. The elevated bacterial levels are as a result of turbulent sea conditions which occurred over the weekend. The Council advises that people should not swim there until further notice.

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Swimming ban at Whitestrand Doonbeg

Clare County Council, on the advice of the Health Service Executive (HSE), has announced that due to elevated levels of bacteria (e-coli) in the bathing water arising from heavy rainfall on Sunday night and Monday morning, swimming is prohibited at Whitestrand Doonbeg. Public bathing notices indicating that swimming is prohibited are being put in place.The councilis carrying out an investigation into the cause of the pollution. Clare County Council is hopeful that the restrictions could be lifted for the weekend pending that water test results from today and tomorrow are deemed by the HSE to be within bathing water quality limits. None of Clare’s other designated bathing waters are affected.

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