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Identification of Bathing Waters - Have your say

16 May 2018

Closing date: Friday June 29, 2018

We are inviting submissions for the establishment, review and updating of identified bathing waters in County Clare

Local authorities must identify official bathing areas in their area every year so that they can be monitored for safety, water quality and their level of use. To help us with this process, the we are asking people who swim at beaches, lakes and rivers to tell them if they think they should maintain existing designated bathing waters designations or give a new official bathing area designation to areas that are commonly used for swimming, but not identified at the moment.

If you are a regular swimmer and want to help your council decide which bathing areas should be classified as such, it might be helpful to consider the following:

  • How your swimming area has been used up to now;
  • How many people use the site;
  • What facilities exist at the site and how accessible it is;
  • Any safety issues.

If you wish to propose your favourite beach/river etc as a new bathing water site or comment on an existing site please contact

  • By post to: Environment Section, Clare County Council, Áras Contae an Chláir, New Road, Ennis, Co. Clare or
  • By email to:

Closing Date

Friday June 29, 2018


The Environment Section
Clare County Council
New Road, Ennis
County Clare
Telephone: (065) 6821616

Page last updated: 16/05/18

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