CLARE County Council has estimated the total damage caused by Storm Christine in County Clare at €23,761,043 with Lahinch being the worst affected.
At a specially convened meeting of Clare County Council on Friday, members were given an outline of a preliminary storm damage report, which estimated the total damage caused in Lahinch at €5,842,390.
The next highest cost of repairs was in Kilbaha, estimated in the region of €3,423,950. Meanwhile, repairs at Cloughaninchy, Quilty are estimated at €2,581,250.
Storm damage in New Quay amounted to approximately €1.854m, while the repair works necessary at Carrowdotia in Moneypoint are estimated at €1,115,400.
Councillors viewed CCTV footage of the storm captured at Lahinch promenade.
A contingency fund of €2,160,095 was also included in the preliminary report, and costs of non-coastal repairs were estimated in the region of €190,000. Meanwhile, water services issues relating to the storm came to approximately €20,000.
Senior engineer Tom Tiernan outlined in the report that the council also recognised the importance of supporting private entites in whatever way possible arising from damage caused by the recent coastal storms. Among these he mentioned Doonbeg Golf Club, extenstive tracts of land which flooded in Ballynacally/Kildysart and the curtilage of Shannon Airport.
“The council will put whatever resources it can towards assisting entities such as the foregoing in their endeavours to secure funding relief to ensure that the various enterprising roles which they are fulfilling in County Clare can continue as effectively as possible,” Mr Tiernan said.
A full breakdown of the expected costs associated with storm repairs was outlined at the meeting. A breakdown of the additional funds required for North and West Clare is available below:
Bishop’s Quarter €2,000
Ballyvaughan Pier €3,000
R477 Ballyvaughan €16,400
R478 Lahinch Liscannor €256,000
Barr Tra €6,000
White Strand Miltown Malbay €38,000
Spanish Point €48,000
Seafield Pier €26,000
Rhynnagonnaught Doonbeg €547,500
Kilcredaun/Irish College €622,000
Glasheen Cove €30,000
Cappa Kilrush €566,400
Knock (Regional Road) €516,624
Ross Bay €339,000
White Strand, Doonmore, Doonbeg €237,500
Kilclogher coast road €40,000
Rinevilla beach €15,000