Public Consultation On Development Of Holy Island

Community and tourism groups are being invited to have their say on a draft development plan on how best to manage Holy Island.

The historical site in Lough Derg, which dates back back to the 7th Century, is regarded as one of the most important monastic sites in the country and became publicly owned in 2015.

The third consultation with local groups will take place at the Mountshannon Community Hall at 7pm tomorrow night.


Senior Planner with Clare County Council, Brian McCarthy has been telling Clare FM’s Morning Focus a lot of work has been on-going behind the scenes with consultants.

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In June 2015, Clare County Council acquired 41 acres on Holy Island which, together with the 2 acres already in the ownership of the Office of Public Works (OPW), resulted in the entire island being brought into public ownership for the first time.