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Bathing reopened at Doonbeg beach after water analysis

The council said the HSE advised the move following the tests of water samples.

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PUBLIC BATHING RESTRICTIONS have been lifted at Whitestrand Doonbeg.

They were put in place on Wednesday (23 May) after elevated levels of E.coli were detected in the bathing water.

Today, Clare Council announced the lifting of all restrictions relating to bathing at Whitestrand Doonbeg. It said it was on the advice of the HSE and following analysis of water samples taken on Wednesday and Thursday.

The suspected source of the e-coli is run-off from surrounding land during heavy rainfall on Sunday evening and Monday morning.

Clare County Council says bathing water testing protocols will continue throughout the bathing season.

Meanwhile, the council said lifeguard cover at Clare’s Blue Flag beaches, including Whitestrand Doonbeg, start during the June Bank Holiday Weekend (11am to 7pm). Cover will continue on Saturdays and Sundays during the month of June. There will be full-time time cover at these locations as well as at Bishops Quarter (Ballyvaughan) and Seafield Quilty during the months of July and August, and during the first three weekends of September.

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