Council Hopeful Of Agreement Soon On Proposed Transfer Of Shannon Heritage Sites

Clare County Council says no agreement has yet been reached on the proposed takeover of Shannon Heritage sites.

However it’s understood that positive engagement is taking place, following a meeting of the local authority and Department of Transport Officials this morning.

A further meeting to take place next week, as Clare FM’s Fiona Cahill reports.


Clare County Council says positive engagement is taking place with the Department of Transport, with a view to securing an agreement on both funding and regulatory matters that facilitate the proposed transfer.

The Department has been taking the lead in the process to transfer the Management of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Craggaunowen, Knappogue and the Cliffs of Moher gift shop from the Shannon Airport Group to the Council since last month.

In a statement to Clare FM, the local authority has indicated that it wishes to complete the process in the short term, with the aim of providing certainty to the employees of Shannon Heritage and the wider tourism industry in Clare.

Clare County Council has also acknowledged the staff of Shannon Heritage, for their ongoing commitment to achieving and delivering a tourism product that delivers significant social and economic benefits for the county and the wider Mid-West Region.