Tourism operators in Clare’s coastal resorts insist a degree of personal responsibility is needed from daytrippers during the upcoming heatwave.
It comes amid calls for long-term investment into the facilities available to visitors to the county’s beauty spots.
It’s expected visitors from at home and abroad will descend on Clare over the next few days as the country experiences a spell of hot weather.
Mét Éireann has issued a weather advisory for high temperatures, which will remain in place until midnight on Sunday.
The mercury will soar into the mid to high twenties, with heat of 27 degrees expected in Clare from Thursday.
It has prompted calls for considerations to be made for upgrades on infrastructure in popular areas.
Lahinch hotelier Michael Vaughan says while the next few days will be an economic boost for the region, there is room for improvement in some ways.
Clare County Council is employing additional staff this summer to tend to litter facilities, with staff also attending to public toilets over the summer months.
The local authority says they’re liaising with An Garda Siochana to make sure coastal locations are serviced appropriately, while a full roster of lifeguards are scheduled for the coming week at all the county’s beaches.
Chair of Loop Head Tourism, Luke Aston, says a degree of personal responsibility is needed from visitors over the next number of days.
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Cathaoirleach of the West Clare MD, Fianna Fáil Councillor, Shane Talty, says funds need to be invested in infrastructure like public bins, toilets and parking.
Clare County Council says it’s fully committed to ensuring that everybody goes about their recreational activities in a safe and secure manner over the next few days.