*Tullabrack Cross. 

West Clare councillors have expressed their worry that it will be some time before long-awaited water repairs in Cooraclare are completed.

Irish Water were called on by Cllr Bill Chambers (FF) to provide funding to relay the water piping from Ballinagun Cross on the R483 to Tullabrack. “The line is in a very bad state of repair,” he stated.

In a written response to Chambers’ proposal before the West Clare Municipal District, Irish Water confirmed they were aware of the issues in the distribution network of the area. They acknowledged that this was causing outages in Cooraclare.

“A 1.6km section of 7” main south of Cooraclare between Tullabrack and Cooraclare is proceeding to design stage. It is noted that bursts on this line cause outages in Cooraclare and beyond. We are also assessing a 700m section of 8” main near Alva between Cree and Cooraclare which has a history of recent bursts. All works remain subject to funding approval to go to construction”.

Speaking at the meeting, Cllr Chambers maintained it was important for Irish Water to follow through on the works. He stated the water line at nineteen bursts at the beginning of 2021. Voicing his support, Cllr Gabriel Keating (FG) remarked, “We have bursts in other areas and are waiting on Irish Water”.

Improvements to the line have been an ongoing fight for a long time, Cllr Ian Lynch (IND) observed, “I’m scared it will take some time before we get the funding to do the works”.

Related News

clare gaa convention 12-12-19 18 niall gilligan
Former All-Star and All-Ireland winner Gilligan repeatedly struck 12 year old with a stick court hears
séamus horgan pope francis-2
Senior Vatican officials to visit Clare for consecration of new Papal Nuncio
bill slattery 21-08-23 1
'I'll get out & stop the buses myself' - Slattery slams speculation of double deckers at Blake's Corner
john mountaine violet anne wynne 1
Mountaine blames 'no filter' TD partner "who has upset a lot of people" as reason he hasn't been able to get a driving test appointment in almost four years
Latest News
cratloe-v-st-josephs-miltown-30-08-20-13
Club championships to proceed as planned
WhatsApp Image 2024-07-21 at 16.28
Conlon commits to Clare cause for 2025
doonbeg v corofin 16-04-22 david tubridy 2
Third O'Gorman Cup title for Doonbeg
clare gaa convention 12-12-19 18 niall gilligan
Former All-Star and All-Ireland winner Gilligan repeatedly struck 12 year old with a stick court hears
séamus horgan pope francis-2
Senior Vatican officials to visit Clare for consecration of new Papal Nuncio
Premium
doonbeg v corofin 16-04-22 david tubridy 2
Third O'Gorman Cup title for Doonbeg
clare gaa convention 12-12-19 18 niall gilligan
Former All-Star and All-Ireland winner Gilligan repeatedly struck 12 year old with a stick court hears
brian lohan shannon 1
Lohan 'feels great' to become All-Ireland winning manager & to see Clare team win 'the ultimate reward'
bill slattery 21-08-23 1
'I'll get out & stop the buses myself' - Slattery slams speculation of double deckers at Blake's Corner
WhatsApp Image 2024-07-21 at 16.29
Big decisions didn't affect outcome of All-Ireland final says Cork boss Ryan

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Scroll to Top