Restrictions on swimming and bathing in Kilkee

Restrictions on swimming and bathing in Kilkee

Clare County Council says increased bacteria levels were discovered during routine sampling of the water in Kilkee

Members of the public are being advised not to swim or bathe in the sea at Kilkee after elevated levels of bacteria were discovered in the water.

Clare County Council, on the advice of the HSE, issued the warning after elevated levels of microbiological contamination were recorded during routine sampling of the water.

The local authority, says the advisory notice, which was issued this morning, could be lifted as early as tomorrow.

Monitoring is ongoing and efforts are underway to identify the source of the bacteria.

Clare County Council says it will issue further updates where necessary.

So far, there are no reports of any swimmers or bathers becoming unwell.

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