Bathing waters at Clare’s beaches and lakes have retained top marks in the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report.
The EPA’s report for 2017 has found that the vast majority of Irish waters are of good quality.
12 sites were examined around the county – Ballyalla Lake, Ballycuggeran, Bishopsquarter, Cappagh Pier, Fanore, Kilkee, Lahinch, Mountshannon, Seafield, Spanish Point, White Strand Doonbeg and Whitestrand Miltown Malbay.
It follows issues at Kilkee last year which saw the beach closed to swimmers at the height of the tourist season due to wastewater being pumped into the water system.
Kilkee-based tourism consultant Cillian Murphy has been telling Clare FM’s James Mulhall that today’s report is welcome news for those in coastal areas: