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Riverside cycling club gear up for Cliffs of Moher challenge

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As the pedals began to move on the 2019 cycling calendar, one North Clare club is gearing up for the Cliffs of Moher cycle challenge on Saturday April 6th.

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Doolin cliff walkers causing traffic problems

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*Fisher St, Doolin. Photograph: Suzanne Mischyshyn Cliff walkers in Doolin are causing “traffic congestion” in the North Clare village.

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Storm Gareth forces the Cliffs of Moher to close

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“Unsafe conditions” has forced the closure of the Cliffs of Moher for the remainder of the day. An orange weather alert has been issued for the tourist attraction, Clare County Council has just confirmed that the Cliffs will close until further notice. “The Cliffs of Moher has been closed to the public due to unsafe…

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Tourist incentive proposed to attract more Shannon flyers

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Clare County Council have been encouraged to partner with Shannon Heritage to make it more attractive for tourists to fly into Shannon Airport. Independent councillor, PJ Ryan proposed at last Monday’s meeting of the local authority that it team up with Shannon Heritage to tempt passengers to use Shannon Airport by giving “entry to their…

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Tourists not staying in Clare due to “third world connectivity”

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“Third world connectivity” to Co Clare is putting tourists off staying in the county, Cllr Pat Daly has claimed. Tourism was listed as a key asset to the Mid West in the draft regional spatial and economic strategy (RSES) produced by the Southern Regional Assembly. The document referred to the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient…

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Taylor becomes Clare’s first openly gay politician

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Kilkee’s Mike Taylor is Clare’s first openly gay politician after his place on Fine Gael’s ticket for the 2019 local elections was confirmed. On Thursday, the twenty year old was selected alongside Cllr Gabriel Keating for Fine Gael in the Kilrush electoral area. He joined the party in 2011 off the back of the General…

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Rail spur line to Shannon Airport will close the gap with Dublin

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*Jackie Whelan. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan A prominent Clare businessman has declared a spur line to Shannon Airport will result in increased passengers and more people staying in the West of Ireland. Jackie Whelan is the owner of the West Clare Railway, Tullagower Quarries and alongside his wife Pauline is the co-owner of The Railway Bar…

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Tour bus operators receive no financial incentives to visit Cliffs

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No incentives are given to tour bus operators that travel to the Cliffs of Moher. Clare is home to Ireland’s second most popular tourist attraction and subsequently large amounts of tour buses travel to the Cliffs of Moher daily. Individuals involved in the hospitality and tourism sector have spoken about the how the amount of…

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Blake’s Corner hindering economic development in Ennistymon

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Fianna Fáil’s only candidate for the Ennistymon electoral area has singled out fixing Blake’s Corner as a key aim in his bid to be re-elected. Cllr Richard Nagle was co-opted onto Clare County Council in 1997 and has been a permanent fixture since. On Sunday, he was one of two nominees at the Fianna Fáil…

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New members appointed to Cliffs of Moher Board

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*Photograph: Eamon Ward A nine member Board of Cliffs of Moher Centre Ltd has been finalised. Clare County Council has announced the appointment of new members to the Board as part of its ongoing commitment to developing the world famous tourist attraction. The new members will be involved in overseeing the policy planning and governance…

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