Bank Holiday Swimmers Warned Of Strong Rip Currents At Clare Beaches

Those flocking to Clare’s beaches this Bank Holiday weekend are being warned that the new moon will bring strong rip currents with it.

The change in the lunar pattern means spring tides will come with it, creating a higher risk than usual for swimmers, boaters, anglers and any other water activity.

Those who get caught in a rip current are being urged not to panic and to swim parallel to the coast until they manage to escape it and then aim for the shore.


CEO of Water Safety Ireland John Leech says people need to be extra cautious as beaches are still unmanned until the summer season kicks in:

Anyone who spots anyone in trouble is urged to contact emergency services immediately on 112.