Works on one of two R471 bridges completed

Works on one of two R471 bridges completed


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Clare County Council has confirmed that local access on the R471 Clonlara to Sixmilebridge Road at Cloontra East Bridge has been restored.

A prohibition on vehicular and pedestrian access has been relocated from Cloontra East Bridge to Callaghans Bridge which is currently undergoing scheduled remediation works.

Full access to the R471 will be restored once the necessary works on Cloontra East Bridge and on Callaghans Bridge have been completed.

Suitable alternative routes available are by:

1) Broadford and Tulla using the R465, R466, R352 & R462


2) Limerick and Cratloe via the R465, R464, N18 & R462


Clare County Council will issue further updates in due course regarding the emergency road closure.


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.