CLARE County Council has estimated that the damage visited upon Clare’s coastal communities following the recent storms at almost €37 million.
In a report to Monday’s council meeting, senior engineer, Tom Tiernan said the estimated cost for remedial works to be implemented with a view to restoring appropriately the vast array of public infrastructure, damaged by the recent storms, was €36,801,284.
The estimate of damage caused by Storm Christine was €23.7million but now, in the wake of Storm Brigid, the estimate has been revised upwards to €36.8 million.
Having escaped the brunt of Storm Christine, Kilkee wasn’t so lucky second time round. The cost of remedial work in the resort is placed at €875,360.
Lahinch was the big casualty with Mr Tiernan estimating the damage caused at €6,064,689. Further estimates included Cloughaninchy in Quilty (€4,716,945), Kilbbaha (€3,498,950), New Quay (€3,449,200) White Strand – Doughmore in Doonbeg (€1,550,250), Doolin (€1,025,500). With regard to private entities, the report states there was damage to Doonbeg Golf Resort of €954,000 and of €1.3 million to embankments at Shannon Airport.
Other estimates are
New Quay €3,449,200
Clahane, Liscannor €1,487,000
Kilcredaun Irish College €1,226,955
Carrowdotia, N67 Moneypoint €1,115,400
Cappagh, Kilrush € 762,120
White Strand, Miltown Malbay €680,000
Knock (Regional Road) €551,624
Ross Bay €369,000
Quilty Village €326,720
Spanish Point €323,250
R478 Lahinch/Liscannor Road €282,500
Ballyvaughan Pier €73,000
Ballard (South of Doonbeg) €49,000
Doughmore Beach €40,000
Kilclogher Coast Road €40,000
Glasheen Cove €30,000
Seafield Pier €26,000
R477 Ballyvaughan €23,900
Brews Bridge Amenity Area €20,000
Rinevella Beach €15,000
Bishops Quarter €2,000
Water Services Issues €20,000
Non Coastal €240,000
The total costs of €36,801,284 includes a contingency sum equivalent to 10% (€3,345,571) to cater for design costs, damage reports not yet available and a variety of other elements.