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200 Car Park Spaces for Ennis

  February 21st, 2024

200 Car Park Spaces for Ennis

Clare County Council and Clare GAA are partnering to deliver a 200-space car park at the Cloister in Ennis town centre. Clare GAA secured planning permission in July 2022. for the development which is adjacent to Cusack Park.

Kieran Keating, Chairperson of Clare GAA said, “Clare GAA are pleased to pursue this joint venture with Clare County Council to proceed to develop our lands at the ‘Cloister’ car park as it is known. This project provides obvious benefits for both Clare GAA and the town of Ennis, and we are currently working with Clare County Council to finalise the detail of the project.”

Pat Dowling, Chief of Executive of Clare County Council and Kieran Keating, Chair of Clare GAA pictured at the site of the proposed new 200-space carparking facility at the Cloister, Ennis. Photo: Brian Arthur

Pat Dowling, Chief Executive of Clare County Council commented, “The Local Authority is delighted to enter this joint venture with Clare GAA to deliver the car park. With planning permission already secured, our aim is to construct the surface car park before the end of 2024.”

He continued, ” Clare County Council wishes to acknowledge both Clare GAA and Pat Keogh for making their properties at the Cloister available for public carparking since 2019. This was a particularly important gesture that helped to support social distancing and the town to remain safely open to customers during the pandemic.”

The development of a permanent car park at the Cloister follows last month’s
announcement by Clare County Council that a Part VIIl planning application is being prepared for the provision of 100 car parking spaces at the Waterpark Campus in Drumbiggle.

“We are also looking forward to the new town bus service scheduled for early next year which will help to take some pressure off car parking. People will have access to a bus every half hour, 18 hours a day, 7 days a week,” concluded Mr. Dowling.

Press Release: Irish Independent 21st Feb 2024 

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