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01 Oct 2022

Clare County Council lifts swimming ban in popular seaside town

Clare County Council lifts swimming ban in popular seaside town

Do Not Swim notice issued for Kilkee beach has been lifted

CLARE County Council have lifted a swimming ban in a popular seaside town.

Sea swimmers in Kilkee on the Clare coast are no longer prohibited from entering the water, three days on from a public notice issued by the local authority, warning the public not to swim due to a waste water pumping malfunction.

Kilkee beach is a popular spot for many individual and group swim groups who regularly take to the ocean for morning, afternoon and evening dips.

On September 4, they issued the following warning: "Please note that due to a malfunction at the Irish Water waste water pumping station in Kilkee, the HSE have recommended a Do Not Swim bathing prohibition at Kilkee Beach."

They added that "this will be in place for 3 days while bathing water is tested."

Today, Clare council said: "Following bathing water testing, and on the advice of the HSE, the swimming prohibition at Kilkee has now been lifted."

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