‘Door Not Closed’ On Shannon Heritage Site Transfer Says Clare Mayor

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The Mayor of Clare insists the door ‘is not closed’ on the transfer of Shannon Heritage sites to the management of Clare County Council.

It’s despite the local authority releasing a statement this afternoon saying that it ‘cannot proceed’ with the proposed takeover of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Knappogue Castle and Craggaunowen without what it describes as ‘real and meaningful’ support from Government.

It says it’s made ‘every effort’ and ‘every good faith’ over the past two years of talks, but that to proceed with the takeover without State support would have ‘a significant impact on services and commercial businesses in Clare’.



Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, Councillor Tony O’ Brien, says the burden of the deal shouldn’t be put on Clare’s rate payers.

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