Application For Development Of University Town On Clare Border To Be Submitted This Week

Clare County Council and University of Limerick are set to make a joint application to develop a new University town on the Clare/Limerick border this week.

The local authority confirmed yesterday at a meeting of Shannon Councillors that an application will be submitted for a Strategic Development Zone, which is a fast track planning process.

It’s hoped it will enable a future 260 acre expansion of the north campus at the University into County Clare.


President of U.L., Professor Kerstin Mey, says the new development, if the given green light, will attract foreign direct investment to the region.