*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”.
Conversations in parts of East Clare on the long awaited Killaloe Bypass are a daily occurrence, landowners using their right of going down the arbitration route and East Clare bats have slightly delayed the project.
*Fermoyle Mor, Broadford. An East Clare road “in poor condition” will not be considered for resurfacing or the introducing of additional passing bays in the next two years.
There are 26 vacant properties within Tulla village and a further 23 in the parish.
Clare’s current grass cutting policy for houses in estates owned by the Council is to be continued for the foreseeable future with a senior engineer observing that community groups tend to be “much more attentive” when taking on a role than paid employees.
Speeding problems in Kilkishen “are getting worse”, elected representatives have warned with some “near-misses” in the village recently.
*A vacant property in Tulla. Photograph: Páraic McMahon Derelict houses and empty properties in the heart of Tulla are contributing to “a daunting feeling” for locals and passers by.
Thirteen social houses being built in Feakle have been described as “institutional and archaic” due to the chosen colour scheme.
Approved by An Bord Pleanála in early 2013, late 2022 is the envisaged completion date for the Killaloe Bypass.
Tulla is more divided than parts of Northern Ireland according to one native of the East Clare town.