Bathing restrictions lifted in Kilkee

Bathing restrictions lifted in Kilkee


Swimmers were allowed return to the water this afternoon – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2019

Clare County Council has confirmed that bathing restrictions imposed at Kilkee beach at the weekend have been lifted.

The news comes following confirmation from the Health Service Executive (HSE) the water is once again safe to enter.

A ‘Do Not Swim’ notice was issued for Kilkee beach last Saturday after a discharge of wastewater into the sea via Kilkee beach.

On the advice of the HSE and in the interest of public health, members of the public were advised not to swim or engage in other recreational activities in the water at this time.

Clare County Council raised red flags at Kilkee beach and removed the Blue Flag until such time as water quality tests allowed for a lifting of the ‘Do Not Swim’ notice.

Lifeguards are now back on duty at Kilkee while the Blue Flag is once again flying at the beach.

Kilkee’s Blue Flag has been raised again following a lifting of bathing restrictions – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2019
Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.