Cliffs of Moher Strategy 2040 contract signed

Cliffs of Moher Strategy 2040 contract signed


Contracts have been signed by Clare County Council with Haley Sharpe Consultants to prepare a new Cliffs of Moher Strategy 2040.

The consultants comprise a multi-disciplinary team who will devise the Strategy that will inform future developments at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience. This is a joint initiative between Clare County Council and Fáilte Ireland.

Deputy Mayor of Clare, Cllr. Clare Colleran Molloy, stated that the challenge of this Strategy, and its component master plan, is to deliver a world class visitor experience utilising best practice visitor management and environmental management practices to ensure the future of the natural asset is safeguarded.

Chief Executive Pat Dowling said that the opportunity is to provide adequate facilities onsite while securing a continued contribution to the wider economy, to ensure commercial and environmental sustainability into the future maintaining market positioning.

Chris Smith, Haley Sharpe,Clare Colleren Molloy, Pat Dowling, Clare County Council, Bobby Kerr- Chairman of the Board of Cliffs of Moher, Geraldine Enright, CoMVE Director, Miriam Kennedy – Fáilte Ireland Leonard Cleary, Clare County Council – Photo: Eamon Ward

The project value is €398k + VAT and will be completed over 15 months with key deliverables at scheduled points. Miriam Kennedy, head of Wild Atlantic Way confirmed the commitment of Fáilte Ireland to work with the Council on this iconic product and the new strategic path.

Chairperson of Cliffs of Moher centre Ltd., Bobby Kerr, said that “The strategy is a critical piece of work in informing what’s required for this iconic site and dovetails with the Clare strategy ensuring the Cliffs is a driver for tourism in the rest of the county”

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience to work with experts who will take a holistic perspective to develop the much needed site improvements ” Geraldine Enright Director.


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.