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‘Holy Island can be a world class tourism destination’

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*Lough Derg as seen from Holy Island. Photograph: Niall Culligan Hopes remain high that Holy Island will be “a game-changer” in developing East Clare’s tourism offering but elected representatives have acknowledged the timeline for the project’s delivery is “dragging on a bit”.

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Council deny East Clare tourism product has been neglected

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*Market House, Scariff. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare County Council has defended its efforts in trying to carve out a balanced spread of tourism across the county.

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East Clare’s quietest summer in 20 years

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This summer has been the quietest in East Clare in over two decades according to hospitality providers in the region.

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€6.8 in funding for 5 Clare projects

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*Loop Head Lighthouse. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan €6.8 million in funding has been secured for five Clare rural regeneration and development projects. Loop Head, Lahinch, Doolin, Kilrush and Holy Island were the successful Clare County Council projects that have been granted aid under the €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF), a key component of…

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Hayes ‘perturbed’ with lack of progression at Holy Island

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Frustration is growing among the people and councillors of East Clare with the lack of progress at Holy Island. At the July meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District, two councillors, Pat Burke and Pat Hayes tabled motions seeking updates on development plans for Holy Island. “Clare County Council have this island in its ownership for…

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Pope not coming to Clare

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Pope Francis will visit Ireland at the end of August but no scheduled stops have been pencilled in for Co Clare. On Monday the itinerary of thePope’s pastoral visit to the ninth World Meeting of Families in Ireland on the 25th and 26th of August was unveiled. He will arrive in Dublin Airport on the…

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Holy Island one step closer to becoming tourist mecca

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IT LOOKS like Holy Island in Lough Derg is set to be developed as a tourist attraction sooner rather than later. The Visitor Management and Sustainable Tourism Development Plan by Clare County Council was issued to Elected Members in the last few days, and it is planned to issue a number to the local community…

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