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11,782 vacant homes in Clare

Almost three quarters of all homes in Liscannor were empty on Census night 2011, according to a Clare County Council report on vacant houses in the county. The local authority confirmed a housing vacancy rate of 21.2% in the County based on the most recent Census figures. It is the second highest in Munster and higher than the national average of 14.5%. Over one third of homes in nine Clare villages were vacant on the night according to the figures and in six of these areas, more than half of all homes were empty. Villages with the highest vacancy rates were in the West Clare Municipal District. 85% of the county’s holiday homes are also located there. Figures show that 73.1% of homes in Liscannor were empty when surveyed in April 2011, 71.6% in Kilkee, 70.4% in Lahinch, 59.2% in Mountshannon, 51.3% in Bunratty, 50% in Ballyvaughan, 42.4% in Doonbeg, 39.3% in Miltown Malbay and 37.9% in Lisdoonvarna. 82% of …

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