*Gardaí in Clare. Photograph: Martin Connolly Six people died in traffic accidents on Clare roads in 2019.
*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”.
Ennis was one of the big winners in the 2019 Tidy Towns Awards which took place on Monday.
*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.
*Barry O’Donovan. Photograph: Martin Connolly As the Green Party secured their first seat on Clare County Council since the 2009 election of Brian Meaney, one of their two candidates in the county maintained the elected councillors need to stand up and address ‘climate chaos’.
Overlay works due to take place in Mountshannon between July and September will require patience and co-operation from locals, Cllr Pat Burke has said.
A plea to reopen Broadford Garda Station has fell on deaf ears.
Overnight camping and parking restrictions are not being enforced in lakeside locations across East Clare. This came to light at the July meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District when Cllr Pat Burke called on the Council to enforce no camping and overnight parking at Mountshannon Harbour, Dromaan Harbour and Meelick Bay where signs stating the…
Nine Clare beaches have been awarded the prestigious International Blue Flag from An Taisce. Lahinch, Kilkee, Whitestrand Miltown Malbay, Ballycuggeran, Cappa, Fanore, Spanish Point, Mountshannon and Whitestrand Doonbeg all retained their Blue Flag status. Green Coast Awards were also awarded for the second year running to the beaches at Bishops Quarter (Ballyvaughan), Seafield (Quilty) and…