Fire service distributing water in Parteen

Fire service distributing water in Parteen


© Liam Burke/Press 22
Fire service personnel from Shannon assist locals in Parteen – © Liam Burke/Press 22

Fire crews from Shannon are distributing water to locals in the Parteen area where the supply has been interrupted for almost a week.

Irish Water issued a notice earlier today advising water consumers in the Parteen and Clonlara Areas of the problem.

Locals say however they’ve had no proper supply five or six days. They say the supply comes on sometimes at night for a short period.

“It’s unbelievable they haven’t sorted it yet. I went away for the weekend so at least I could shower in a hotel. I was sure it would be sorted when I got home but there’s no sign of it being sorted,” one Parteen local said.

“The fire brigade have been here this afternoon and people have been getting water from them. But, we still can’t run a bath,” he added.

Parteen Water Supply Update
Source: Irish Water

The utility has said today and tomorrow (Wednesday) and until further notice,  consumers could experience loss of supply, poor pressure and or discolouration due to the repair of a burst water main.

A road closure has also been put in place on the L3058 form Griffins Cross to Mount Catherine Bridge. This will remain in place until 5:00pm on Wednesday 22nd June 2016. An alternative route is in place via the R463 to Clonlara while local diversions are in place.

A stand pipe was available at the Westbury Shopping Centre this afternoon and return at 8:00am on Wednesday for a short time.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.