Lough Derg Way

PRESENCE OF ALGAL bloom has prompted the introduction of a do not swim notice at the Ballycuggeran bathing area on Lough Derg.

Clare County Council issued the notice over the weekend after receiving advice from the HSE on Saturday. The red flag will continue to fly until the ban is lifted. The prohibition has been introduced due to the presence of an algal bloom at the bathing area and at the pier.

Blue green algae can produce harmful toxins. Such toxins have been known to be harmful to animals that drink the water and skin rashes have occurred in humans following contact.

In accordance with An Taisce’s Blue Flag programme, the Blue Flags at the bathing area will be removed until such time as the water quality improves.

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