A worldwide appeal has been launched to encourage people with a connection to Kilkee, to invest in the West Clare tourist hotspot.
It’s in response to the latest census figures, which have shown that Kilkee is one of the most disadvantaged communities in the county, with an unemployment rate of 26%.
Kilkee Chamber has identified a range of state and local funding opportunities, including the LEADER programme, Sports Capital Funding and the Town and Village Renewal Scheme as part of efforts to tackle issues affecting the locality.
Tourism Consultant Cillian Murphy says efforts to raise sufficient funds locally won’t deliver the necessary investment alone:
And you can hear more on this on Clare FM’s Morning Focus later this morning.