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Shannon Airport’s challenges ‘killing’ tourism in Clare

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Challenges facing Shannon Airport must be considered in the upcoming tourism strategy to be produced by Clare County Council.

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Clare’s ‘badly needed’ tourism strategy to be ready by the autumn

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*A path on the Cliffs of Moher looking over the Aran Islands. Photograph: Julie Tillett ‘A badly needed’ tourism strategy for Co Clare is expected to be ready by the autumn while coach providers visiting the Cliffs of Moher have said a lack of accommodation is preventing them from offering bed nights in the county.

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RSES highlights ‘demise in vitality of Kilrush town’

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Various challenges facing the town of Kilrush have been highlighted in a draft report by the Southern Regional Assembly. Despite requests by Clare County Council, Kilrush was not included as a key town in a Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the southern region of Ireland. Its omission comes down to the fact that…

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No vibrancy in the heart of Clare towns & villages

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*Photograph: Patrick Comerford Co Clare is suffering from both rural and urban decline, members of the Rural Development SPC have said. Cathaoirleach of the SPC, Cllr Pat Hayes briefed members on a proposed pilot for rural social housing and regenerated derelict sites at a meeting in Hotel Woodstock recently. “There is a big question being…

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Lough Derg Blueway one of many beneficiaries from funding

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Lough Derg Blueway_ Ballycuggaran Loop Walk_ Killaloe_ Co. Clare (Patrick Bolger) (11)

€3.8m will come into Co Clare as part of Rural Grants from the Department of Rural and Community Development this year. A host of projects and schemes are set to benefit as a result of the funding which is an increase on the €3.5m allocated in 2017. The breakdown of this figure sees €1,038,844 for…

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