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Westmeath Adventure Centre Losing Out Due To 'Contradictory' Swimming Ban

The owner says the notice contradicts an EPA inspection.

The owner of a Westmeath adventure centre estimates a ''do not swim'' notice in Lough Ennell is costing him around €65,000 a year.

Frankie Wright, who runs Lilliput Adventure Centre, says the warning contradicts the results of checks carried out by the Environmental Protection Agency on the water quality. 

His losses include a number of school tours which were cancelled after parents heard rumours of birds dying and cattle remains being found in the water - none of which are true. 

Mr. Wright says continued mixed messages about the state of the lake are unacceptable: 

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