Shannon Heritage operated sites will close to the public from January to April next year.
Repeated calls have been made for Clare County Council to acquire Shannon Heritage sites in the county.
Multi-million euro support is required from the Irish Government to allow for Shannon Heritage sites to stay open beyond August 31st.
*Photograph: John Mangan Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is to reopen earlier than anticipated.
Workers at three Clare tourism sites owned by Shannon Group have been temporarily let go for the remainder of the year.