Number of New House Builds In Clare Falls By Almost A Quarter

The number of new homes built in Clare has fallen by almost a quarter during July to September of this year when compared to the same period in 2020.

Despite the lifting of restrictions on residential construction on April 12th, the number of homes completed in this county fell short of the 114 recorded in the third quarter of last year.

From July to September 86 new dwellings were completed in Clare – a drop of almost 25% on the same period last year.


This marks a stark contrast to the average decrease recorded nationally of 7.7%.

Overall the MidWest suffered a 12.1% fall in the number of homes built in the region – with Clare and Tipperary worst affected.

Ennis saw the most building activity in the county, with 21 new homes while the Ennistymon area recorded the lowest activity with 12 new builds.

66 single houses were completed in the Banner from July to September and 20 scheme houses – defined as a multi-unit development with two or more houses – were recorded in the same period.

Despite a fifth of all dwellings nationally being apartments, no such builds were recorded in this county.