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Concern over state of railings at Doolin Pier

THERE are concerns about the railings at the Pier used by surfers and swimmers at Doolin Pier, writes Owen Ryan. Speaking to The Clare Champion this week Sarah McTiernan, chair of Doolin Community Council said that while the railings have been replaced in previous years, it hasn’t happened in 2021. “They have been replaced every year. Doolin gets bad storms and a lot of damage gets done to the car park, sometimes the Ticket Offices and the slipway at the pier. Every year, as far back as I remember, when those railings have been damaged they’ve been replaced.” She added, “There was a bad storm around the end of March or the start of April and that’s when the railings started to go. Piece by piece they started to get pulled into the sea and right now there’s no protection at the steps. “There would always have been a railing at the top of the pier, and there’s a partial …

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Annoyance over Doolin water outages

DOOLIN Community Council has complained that the area had three breaks in water supply within a week, causing disruption to local residents and business people, while it has also criticised the level of communication around the issue. In a statement it said, “In some parts of the village water supply simply stopped on Thursday for about six hours and in other parts of the village the same thing happened on Saturday for almost 24 hours. “A third outage occurred on Tuesday morning leaving residents and businesses without water. In all cases the outage was made worse by the fact that it was followed by a full day of “dirty” water that couldn’t be used for any purpose and couldn’t be consumed.” With many visitors in the area, it said the lack of water was a huge problem. “At the height of the tourist season owners of businesses such as B&Bs had no water for guest showers and had to supply …

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