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Swimming ban lifted at Doonbeg & Miltown Malbay

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Bathing restrictions have been lifted at two of the four Clare beaches where a swimming ban had been issued.

On Thursday evening, Clare County Council confirmed to The Clare Echo that all bathing restrictions at White Strand in Doonbeg and White Strand in Miltown Malbay have been lifted with immediate effect.

The announcement follows consultation with the HSE.

Swimming bans remain in place at Kilkee and Quilty. “There is ongoing monitoring at these locations, and Clare County Council is in consultation with the HSE,” a spokesperson confirmed.

Elected representatives have highlighted the importance of the beaches being entirely accessible to the public over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and 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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