Revised beach bye-laws are enforced in Clare


Newly revised bye-laws affecting beaches and promenades have been rolled-out at 13 locations across County Clare.

The Clare County Council Beach Bye-Laws 2008 include a relaxation of the prohibition on dogs at various locations, on the spot fine increases and an extension of the licensing function on beach and water related activities.

The regulations, which came into force on 22 May following widespread consultation, are designed to protect beach eco-systems and to regulate the ever-increasing variety of beach uses, to ensure that all beach users can enjoy the beauty and amenity of County Clare’s beaches equally.

Areas covered by the bye-laws include littering, lighting of fires, removal of beach materials and protected species, nuisance, the bringing onto and parking of vehicles on beaches, camping on beaches, trading, control of animals, commercial filming and regulation on the use of motorised craft and of water sports activities.

The bye-laws apply to the beaches at Bishopsquarter (Ballyvaughan), Fanore, Doolin Harbour Beach, Trá Leathan (Doolin), Lahinch, Whitestrand (Miltown Malbay), Spanish Point, Doughmore (Doonbeg), Whitestrand (Doonbeg), Carrigaholt, Brew’s Bridge (Kilrush), Ballycuggeran (Killaloe) and Mountshannon. Clare County Council is working in partnership with An Garda Síochána in the implementation of the bye-laws.

Copies of the bye-laws are available for public inspection at the Environment and Emergency Services Directorate, Áras Contae an Chláir, Environment Section, Block B, New Road, Ennis, at the Council Area Offices at Ennistymon, Kilrush and Tulla and on the council website - Click Here