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COVID-19 service update (26th March 2020)

26 March 2020

Clare County Council continues to provide services during the ongoing Coronavirus health crisis.

Public offices

Public offices remain open with restricted access measures in place (normal operating times apply):

  • Áras Contae an Chláir
  • Shannon Municipal District Office
  • Kilrush Municipal District Office
  • Ennistymon Municipal District Office
  • Scarriff Municipal District Office

In an effort to limit personal contact, we urge you to access our services by contacting us at 065-6821616 or email

Open facilities (normal operating times apply)

  • Recycling and Transfer Stations - Ballyduffbeg, Ennis, Lisdeen, Shannon and Scarriff. (See recycling and transfer stations for information about accessing the services at this time).
  • Public grounds:
    • Active Kilrush
    • Active Ennis Tim Smythe Park
    • Shannon Town Park
    • Active Ennis John O’Sullivan Park, Lees Road. (The car park is closed. You can access via the pedestrian gate).

The following facilities are closed

  • All public branch libraries (see our libraries page for information about services during this period)
  • Local Studies Centre and Library HQ
  • County Museum
  • Cúlturalann Sweeney
  • glór
  • EASI Studio in Ennis / Tulla Stable Studios
  • Courthouse Gallery Ennistymon
  • Active Ennis Leisure Complex
  • Clare Dog Shelter
  • Waterpark Campus, Ennis
  • All public toilet facilities
  • Market Building Car park Ennis

The following beach and amenity car parks are closed

  • Bridges of Ross
  • Kilkee Diamond Rocks car park
  • Kilkee East End
  • Kilkee various open car park areas
  • Doughmore
  • Spanish Point
  • White Strand Miltown Malbay
  • Lahinch Miltown Road
  • Lahinch promenade
  • Lahinch Liscannor Road
  • Fanore
  • Bishops Quarter
  • Ballybeg Woods
  • Car park at Cliffs of Moher
  • Car park at Vandeleur Walled Gardens
  • Car park at Active Ennis John O’Sullivan Park, Lees Road
  • Car park opposite Rice College
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