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Welcome to the Tourism Department for Clare County Council. This Department is remit of the Rural Development Directorate, led by Leonard Cleary,
Director of Services for Rural Development and West Clare Municipal District. The Tourism department is led and managed by Deirdre O’Shea, Head of Tourism

The County Clare Tourism Strategy 2030 ‘Guiding our Journey to a Vibrant New Future in Tourism’ was adopted by full Council in September 2020. It is intended to guide our journey to a vibrant new future in tourism. Our 2030 vision is for Clare to be a globally-renowned sustainable and vibrant destination, easily reached and traversed, and recognised for its rich cultural assets, its stunning and open-space landscapes, its compelling array of remarkable experiences, and for its welcome and exceptional hospitality.

Achieving this vision will require all tourism interests in Clare, supported by government and national agencies, to work collaboratively to deliver an outcome that enriches all communities across our County. Clare County Council is committed to driving this Strategy in partnership with the Tourism industry and to the implementation of many of the actions set out within it.

It is within this context that we are upgrading our web content across this platform and to ensure through continued cross-promotion and collaboration we can, together, deliver outcomes that enrich all communities across our County.

Page last reviewed: 30/09/20

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Tourism development
Clare County Council
Áras Contae an Chláir
New Road
Co. Clare
V95 DXP2
(065) 6821616
Opening hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with offices open through lunch. 
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