Local businesses in Lahinch say they’re benefitting from the staycation market and day trippers who are descending on the town as the heatwave continues.
Crowds are flocking to the north Clare seaside resort on what is expected to be the warmest day of the year so far.
Temperatures are expected to reach 30 degrees in part of this county, which is under a yellow warm weather alert until Friday.
The heatwave is continuing today with temperatures to reach as high as 31 degrees in parts of the country.
A yellow weather alert is in place for Clare until Friday at least and Lahinch is benefitting from the sunny weather, with large crowds coming to the coastal town to enjoy the sun, sea and sand.
Local businesses impacted by the pandemic are attempting to make up for lost time.
Randy Lewis, owner of Randaddy’s Restaurant is looking forward to the imminent return of indoor hospitality, but will be making the most of outdoor dining while the weather is good.
With large numbers making use of the beach, water safety is more important than ever.
Ben Bennett from Ben’s Surf Clinic in Lahinch ensures his customers are aware of the necessary advice before entering the water.
The atmosphere around Lahinch is very positive, with all those on the beach or checking out local businesses in good spirits.
Mary Hoey from Tulla is one of the many who have ventured to Lahinch for a break – she brought her family from Dublin and says they are loving it.