Draft Doolin Strategy to go on public display

Draft Doolin Strategy to go on public display


A ferry approaches the new pier at Doolin – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

Clare County Council is inviting members of the public to have their say on a draft plan aimed at providing a Visitors Service Centre at Doolin Pier.

The proposed development is aimed at enhancing the public realm of Doolin, and improving the movement by all transport modes between Doolin Pier, Fisher Street, Fitz Cross and Roadford.

The Doolin Strategic Master Plan and Enhancement Strategy has identified a number of enhancement strategies including the creation of a Doolin Greenway incorporating shared surfaces, the provision of additional off-street parking in Doolin village, the provision of designated bus stop locations, and the incorporating of the proposed Visitor Services Centre at Doolin Pier with improved public realm in the Pier area.

Bucholtz McEvoy Architects, on behalf of the Strategy Design Team, will present the draft strategy and engage with interested members of the public at three public information sessions in Doolin Hotel at 5.00 p.m., 6.00 p.m.  and 7.00 p.m.  on Tuesday 20 June 2017.

There will also be a period up to 6th July when submissions on the draft strategy may be made to Clare County Council before a final strategy is prepared for consideration by the Elected Members of Clare County Council.

The draft Doolin Strategic Master Plan and Enhancement Strategy will be available on Clare County Council’s website, www.clarecoco.ie, from 21 June 2017.


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.