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Regular occurrence of illegal encampment outside Spanish Point Golf Club

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Illegal parking outside Spanish Golf Club is to be monitored with signage to be installed in the coming weeks.

Cllr Michael Hillery requested measures be taken by Clare County Council “to prevent illegal parking in the interest of safety” at the car park in front of Spanish Point Golf Club. The local authority has confirmed it will “erect signage at this location indicating that no overnight parking is allowed”.

Speaking at the January meeting of the West Clare Municipal District, Cllr Hillery stated that he had raised this issue on several occasions. “There was illegal encampment for a week during the winter period and the area is under massive pressure during the summer”, he flagged. “We get a lot of criticism when these people pull in and stay there for a week or two. I know it’s happening in other areas of the county too,” the Fianna Fáil councillor added.

“Spanish Point at this stage is pristine”, Cllr Christy Curtin acknowledged. “They are very protective, they are a model community group and they should be supported,” the Independent councillor commented when seconding the motion.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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