*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”.
*Jim Collins & Roisin Bugler. Photograph: Julian Behal. Scariff’s Jim Collins has been included on the shortlist for the inaugural Teachers Inspire Ireland initiative.
This summer has been the quietest in East Clare in over two decades according to hospitality providers in the region.
Lough Derg has the potential to become “a world class tourism product” if the right strategy is put in place.
*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…