BOI Apologises As Miltown ATM Breaks During Willie Clancy Week

Bank of Ireland has apologised to customers after the main ATM in Miltown Malbay stopped working during the busiest week of the year.

Renowned musicians from across the country, and the world, have descended on West Clare for Willie Clancy Week but some found themselves out of pocket last evening and early this morning over difficulties in accessing cash.

Willie Clancy Week runs until Sunday but ahead of the peak of the festival, the main ATM in the centre of the town stopped working yesterday afternoon.


John Jones of Jones’ Supervalu says measures need to be put in place to prevent issues like this at the height of the tourist season.

This year’s festival has so far been hailed as one of the busiest in recent times and the owner of Michael A’s Bar, David O’Brien says businesses pulled together to ensure everyone attending had access to cash last night.

Bank of Ireland has apologised to customers saying that once it was notified of the issue, work got underway to ensure the service was brought back online as soon as possible.

In a statement to Clare FM, it says that as the only bank to invest in the infrastructure required for branch and ATM services in Miltown Malbay, Bank of Ireland strives to provide customers with the highest standard of service.

Tony Cogan of Cogan’s Bar and Restaurant says that despite the frustration, the festival has been a massive success – he says its onwards and upwards from here.