Clare County Council service update re: COVID-19

Clare County Council service update re: COVID-19

As part of ongoing efforts to minimise the spread of COVID-19, Clare County Council offices will remain closed up to and including 29th March.

The Local Authority will continue to provide key public services during this period.

New developments

• Recycling and Transfer Stations (Ballyduffbeg, Ennis, Lisdeen, Shannon and Scarriff) will reopen from Wednesday 18 March (normal operating times will apply).
• The public grounds at Active Kilrush, Active Ennis Tim Smythe Park, Shannon Town Park, and Active Ennis John O’Sullivan Park, Lees Road, remain open.
• All Council-managed playgrounds are closed (Cloughleigh, Lees Road including skateboard park, Tim Smythe Park, Cappagh Pier, Shannon)

Updated list of closed Council-supported facilities

• Áras Contae an Chláir, Ennis
• Municipal District Offices in Shannon, Kilrush, Ennistymon, Scarriff and Shannon
• All public branch libraries
• Local Studies Centre and Library HQ
• County Museum
• Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience
• All Council playgrounds
• Cúlturalann Sweeney
• glór
• EASI Studio in Ennis / Tulla Stable Studios
• Courthouse Gallery Ennistymon
• Active Ennis Leisure Complex
• Clare Dog Shelter
• Waterpark House, Ennis
• All public toilet facilities
• Ennis Fire Station Public Office

The Planning Department continues to accept and process planning applications received by post. Third Party observations can be received by post and/or email.

Motor Tax renewals can continue to be processed online by applicants or alternatively, renewal applications may be forwarded by post.

The Fire Department continues to accept and process fire safety certificate and disability access applications received by post.

Clare County Council’s Digital Hubs in Kilrush, Ennistymon, Feakle and Miltown Malbay remain open to users.

Members of the public with additional queries regarding Clare County Council services should contact 065-6821616, email or visit

Health-related queries

Members of the public who have any symptoms of a respiratory infection are urged to call the HSE helpline on 1890 300046 between 10:00am and 5:00pm (operates every day). General queries may be made to the HSELive number 1850-241850. For more visit

The next 7 days are vital if Ireland is to lower and delay the COVID-19 peak.

Every one of us must play our part:
1. Reduce your social contacts – see only a handful of people in your network
2. Distance yourself 2 metres from people in shops & supermarkets
3. Stop shaking hands or hugging when you say hello
4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
5. Wash your hands regularly and practice cough and sneeze hygiene
6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
7. Check on your vulnerable family members and neighbours
8. Work from home where possible

For more see

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