Doolin Master Plan submissions deadline extended

Doolin Master Plan submissions deadline extended


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

Clare County Council has confirmed it is extending the deadline for receipt of submissions in relation to a draft plan aimed at providing a Visitors Service Centre at Doolin Pier, enhancing the public realm of Doolin, and improving the movement by all transport modes between Doolin Pier, Fisher Street, Fitz Cross and Roadford.

The draft Doolin Strategic Master Plan and Enhancement Strategy is available to view on Clare County Council’s website,

A deadline of 5.00 p.m. on 13 July has been set for submissions to be made to Clare County Council before a final strategy is prepared for consideration by the Elected Members.

The draft strategy, which has been prepared by Bucholz McEvoy Architects on behalf of Clare County Council and the strategy design team, has identified a number of enhancement strategies.

They include 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.

Submissions may be made by email to or by post to Philomena O’Connell, Economic Development, Clare County Council, Áras Contae an Chláir, New Road, Ennis, Co. Clare.

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.