Ennis’ Derelict Hospital Could Provide Answer To Homelessness Crisis

There’s been a significant jump in the number of homeless people in Clare.

Figures revealed at a special housing meeting of Clare County Council show there are now 51 adults in emergency accommodation in this county – up from 42 at the end of July – while there are also 44 children in this situation.

The local authority is seeking to acquire a property to operate as short stay accommodation as one of a number of measures to tackle the crisis and is now looking at the prospect of developing the derelict site of Our Lady’s Hospital in Ennis.


The proposal has been put forward by Ennis Independent Councillor James Breen, who thinks it could work: