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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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Tributes paid to Clare woman hit by train

The National Council for the Blind Ireland has paid tribute to a West Clare woman who died after she was hit by a train in Dublin on Thursday. Patricia Brennan, who is orginally from Cappagh in Kilrush, was waiting on the platform at Raheny DART station when she fell into the path of a train at about 1.45pm. Ms Brennan lived locally and was waiting for a northbound DART service when she fell  onto the track as the 1.30pm train from Pearse to Drogheda was approaching. This service does not stop at Raheny and while the driver applied the emergency brake, the train did not stop on time and hit the 57-year-old visually impaired woman. Emergency services were called and she was taken to nearby Beaumont Hospital but died later that day. Elaine Howley, CEO of NCBI services extended sympathy to Ms Brennan’s family and to all her friends in the Iona Day Activity Centre where she had been taking …

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