Clare’s Bathing Sites Retain ‘Excellent Quality’ Status

Photo © Pat Flynn

Clare’s bathing spots have retained top marks in the latest EPA report on water quality.

The Environmental Protection Agency has published its bathing waters report for 2016, which has found that three quarters of the country’s beaches are of “excellent” quality, but six in Glaway and Dublin have failed to meet minimum standards.

Here, 11 sites were examined – Ballyalla Lake, Ballycuggeran, Bishopsquarter, Cappagh Pier in Kilrush, Fanore, Kilkee, Lahinch, Mountshannon, Spanish Point, White Strand, Doonbeg and White Strand, Miltown Malbay.


Each of these sites received the best result possible – and Independent West Clare councillor Christy Curtin has been telling Clare FM’s James Mulhall that the county’s waters are the jewel in the crown: