A RED flag has been raised at Lahinch Beach with a ban on swimming until further notice.

Clare County Council on the advice of the HSE raised the red flag at Lahinch on Thursday. The bathing prohibition will remain in place at Lahinch “until further notice” according to a spokesperson for the local authority.

Results from routine bathing water samples showed elevated levels of bacteria in Lahinch which prompted the introduction of the swimming ban.

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

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