Doolin Village Enhancement Strategy to be presented

Doolin Village Enhancement Strategy to be presented


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

Details of a Village Enhancement Strategy for Doolin will be outlined at a public meeting in Hotel Doolin on Thursday (30 November) at 7.00 p.m.

Bucholz McEvoy Architects, on behalf of Clare County Council and the strategy design team, will present the final plan which seeks to enhance the public realm of Doolin.

Among the enhancement strategies identified is the creation of a Doolin Greenway incorporating shared surfaces, the provision of additional off-street parking and the provision of designated bus stop locations.

“The Village Enhancement Strategy forms part of the Doolin Strategic Master Plan and Enhancement Strategy which also features plans to develop a Visitors Service Centre at Doolin Pier details of which are expected to be finalised during 2018,” stated Brian McCarthy, Acting Director of Economic Development, Clare County Council.

He added, “The event on Thursday night is the concluding element of the preparation of a non-statutory village enhancement plan following previous public consultations in June. Over the last number months the design team has considered the submissions and this final plan takes on board the consideration of the submissions and I would encourage people to attend.”


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.