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Safe to swim in Kilkee water tests reveal

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Bathing restrictions have been lifted at Kilkee.

On Saturday morning, the discharge of wastewater into the sea forced Clare County Council to ban swimming at Kilkee with public bathing notices and red flags indicating the notice was in place.

Shortly before lunchtime on Wednesday, the local authority on the advice of the Health Service Executive (HSE) lifted the restrictions following water testing on Monday. Lifeguards are back on duty at Kilkee with the Blue Flag flying.

Peace commissioner and local resident, Mike Taylor described the announcement as “a relief to all”.

Newmarket-on-Fergus native, Páraic McMahon is a freelance journalist and broadcaster currently working for numerous national and local publications including The Clare Echo, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, RTÉ,, A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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