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