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Kilrush to bloom for Ireland

A new steering group has been established to guide Kilrush’s participation in the 2015 International Entente Florale competition. The West Clare town has been selected to represent Ireland in the ‘Town’ category of the European-wide horticultural and environmental competition, which promotes the greening of towns and villages; development that is environmentally and ecologically sensitive; and education and communication initiatives which promote environmental awareness. Key to Kilrush’s nomination was its winning of the Tidiest Small Town category of the National Tidy Towns Competition in 2014. The membership of the Kilrush Entente Florale Steering Group, which held its first meeting recently, includes Clare County Council staff with expertise in landscaping, planning and tourism representatives from local groups such as the Tidy Towns Committee, Kilrush Chamber of Commerce, Kilrush and District Historical Society and Kilrush Amenity Trust.

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Working together to ‘lift’ Kilrush out of slump

THE West Clare Municipal Authority is to meet with Kilrush Chamber of Commerce because the town “needs to be pushed on” according to a local representative. Councillor Bill Chambers requested that a meeting be set up with the chamber and “any other interested parties, with the view of promoting Kilrush as an industrial, commercial and tourism centre”. At the recent West Clare Area meeting, Councillor Chambers claimed, “This was a very active town until 30 years ago. There was lots of employment….it is backwards we have gone.” The Fianna Fáil councillor said he believed the town was missing out on tourism business, particularly from the Killimer ferry, because of the lack of a hotel in the town. “This town badly needs a lift and, if Kilrush is going well, then the whole area is going well,” he said. Responding to the councillor’s request, meetings administrator in the municipal district, John Corry said he would arrange the meeting, if councillors agreed. …

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