Clare Government Senator Says €15 Million Investment Would Be Just ‘The Start Of It’ For Heritage Sites

A Clare Government Senator says a State investment of 15 million euro to transfer the operation of three Shannon Heritage sites to the local authority would be ‘just the start’ of what’s needed.

Negotiations between Clare County Council and a number of Government departments on the management of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Knappogue Castle and Craggaunowen are continuing.

It had been hoped that process would be over by the summer, with elected representatives and employees at the sites repeatedly expressing their frustration over the matter in recent weeks.


Speaking in the Seanad, Ennistymon-based Fine Gael Senator Martin Conway says it’s up to the Government to now ‘step up to the plate’.

Listen back to the Seanad address here…