Fresh Calls For Large-Scale Tourism Product On Site Of New County Burial Grounds

© Pat Flynn

Fresh calls are being made for the planned new county burial grounds to be moved, to allow for a large-scale tourism product to be developed on the outskirts of Clarecastle.

As things stand, a 50-acre site at Ballaghafadda has been zoned for a dual purpose; half of it for a new cemetery and the other half for tourism.

Clarecastle Councillor Paul Murphy, however, wants the entire site to be used for a tourism development and says it would be the best use of the space.


A design brief for the land is being prepared, with Clare County Council saying in response that it is conscious of the need for the burial grounds there, but Fine Gael Cllr Murphy says given the nature of the land, it should be re-imagined: