Calls For Bye-Laws To Tackle Begging In Clare

Calls have been made for bye-laws to be introduced in an effort to stamp out professional begging on county streets.

This month’s meeting of Clare County Council has heard that beggars have been targeting many of Clare’s tourist hotspots, including Bunratty Castle and the Cliffs of Moher, as well as in Ennis and other Clare towns.

It’s led to concern that the same people are travelling around the county to avoid being seen by the same people, in order to keep the flow of donations going.


The matter will now be raised at the next meeting of the county’s Joint Policing Committee – one of it’s members, Sixmilebridge Councillor Alan O’Callaghan believes the matter needs to be better policed: