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Tourism lockout at Kilkee slipway

Following a weekend where a visiting boat-owning fisherman was unable to fish out of Kilkee, there has been further criticism of the lack of available keys to access the East End car park. To access the slipway, boat-owners or divers must first obtain the keys to the barrier, which Clare County Council put up at the entrance. Last weekend, Mike Carrig, who lives in Quin, was forced to travel from Kilkee to Kilbaha in order to fish. He couldn’t access the slipway in Kilkee and did not know where to look for a key. Jackie McGrath, diving officer with Kilkee Sub Aqua Club, says the town is losing out on significant visitor numbers, due to the access issues at the car park. “I wrote to CFT, our body of divers in Ireland. Our president sent the letter to the county council and other diving clubs sent letters to the county council, to explain that we only had one key in …

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Kilkee prom clean-up

Kilkee Civic Trust (KCT) is usually associated with organising a summer programme of talks and music events, but the organisation is springing into action this weekend to support an important community effort. “Arising from so much terrible storm damage disfiguring our beloved Kilkee, we are putting out a call for assistance, at the request of our fellow KCT member, Mayor Paddy Collins, for everyone to assist in any way possible, to help by improving matters on the ground,” said spokesperson, Joseph McClosker. To this end, there will be a promenade clean-up, starting from 9am this Saturday. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Intrinsic Anchor, near Fisherman’s Corner, at the East End. This is an entire community initiative, and is being organised by friends of Kilkee, with the help of Kilkee Chamber of Commerce. It is important that suitable clothing is worn and that a mindset of safety is maintained throughout the clean-up.

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