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Parking in County Clare

Paying for Parking

Pay and Display parking operates in Ennis, Lahinch, Kilkee, Sixmilebridge, Kilrush and Doolin Pier.

  • You can purchase a ticket from the pay and display machines.
  • You must display the ticket visibly on the vehicle dashboard.
  • In Kilrush, you can also purchase parking discs from the municipal district office or various local businesses.
  • Pay by App / Pay by phone parking is available in Ennis and Doolin Pier.
    This allows you to pay for parking using your mobile phone.

Ennis

Pay and Display parking operates in Ennis in all car parks and also for on-street parking, Monday to Saturday, all year round, except for Bank Holidays.

Revised car parking rates in Ennis from June 2017 to December 2017

A unit price of €1 for car parking has been implemented on a trial basis for the above period. 

The purpose of the change is to deliver a greater turnover and availability of spaces within the town centre area while at the same time offering value for money parking in e.g. Abbey Street car park, of two hours parking for €2.00 (maximum of 3 hours stay).

A minimum of €1 will apply to all car parks as opposed to €1.30.

The minimum fee on all on-street parking machines is 50 cent.

On-street car parking at O'Connell Street/Upper O'Connell Street, High Street, Barrack Street and Bank Place has changed to €1.00 for 30 minutes duration.

All Pay and Display machines have been updated with the revised tariffs.

Pay and Display operates in all the car parks and also for on-street parking, Monday to Saturday, all year round, except for Bank Holidays. You can purchase a ticket from the pay and display machines. You must display the ticket visibly on the vehicle dashboard.

€1.30 entitles you to either 1, 2 or 4 hours on-street parking depending on the zone.
Most car parks are €1.30 per hour. The exceptions are the long stay car parks:

  • Cloughleigh, €2.60 for 8 hours and
  • Glór, €3.90 for 8 hours.

Coach Parking

Coach parking facilities are available close to Ennis Town Centre

Please access link below for details

http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/claremuseum/visit/Friar%27sWalk_CPK_A5Brochure_FIN_s.pdf

Parking bye-laws

Please consult the bye-laws below for details of the designated areas:

The bye-laws are intended to help you by:

  • Eliminating obstruction and reducing congestion
  • Improving road safety
  • Increasing the turnover of on street parking spaces

The bye-laws are prepared by the traffic management section for consideration and adoption by the elected members of Clare County Council. Clare County Council employs traffic wardens to implement the above bye-laws.

Kilkee

Pay and Display operates in the East End Car Park, Kilkee, where a ticket can be purchased from the pay and display machines. You must display the purchased ticket visibly on the vehicle dashboard. Tickets are required between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. each day during the summer months.

A €1.00 parking ticket entitles you to 3 hours parking. A €2.50 ticket entitles you to up to 10 hours parking.

Lahinch

Pay and Display operates in the Promenade and Liscannor Road car parks. Tickets are required 7 days a week all year round - during the period 9:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m.

You can purchase a ticket from the pay and display machines. You must display the ticket must visibly on the vehicle dashboard.

Sixmilebridge

Pay and Display operates in the Sixmilebridge Rail Station, Cappalodge car park, where a ticket can be purchased from the pay and display machines. The purchased ticket must then be displayed visibly on the vehicle dashboard.

A €2.00 parking ticket entitles you to up to 24 hours parking from the time of issue of the ticket. An €8.00 ticket entitles you to up to 7 days parking from the time of issue of the ticket..

Kilrush

Two-hour free parking is available in Kilrush and also car parks continue to be free all day.

  • Kilrush on Monday to Saturday, all year round, except for Bank Holidays.

Pay and Display operates in:

  • Henry Street
  • Frances Street
  • Lower Frances Street
  • Market Square
  • Burton Street
  • Vandeleur Street
  • Moore Street
  • John Street

You can purchase a ticket from the pay and display machines. You can also purchase Parking discs from the municipal district office or various local businesses.

Tickets are required between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

A €2.00 parking ticket entitles you to 2 hours parking. The first 30 minutes is free of charge.

Doolin Pier

Pay and Display operates at Doolin Pier where a ticket can be purchased from the pay and display machines or parking can be paid for by using the app "Parkmagic" on your mobile phone.

Tariffs:

  • €1: up to 2 hours
  • €5: More than 2 hours and less than 30 hours
  • €15 >= 30 hours < 1 week

A further charge of €10 shall apply to each week or part of a week.

Customers can also pre-pay for parking at their nearest council office.

Parking regulations

Parking regulations, such as 2-hour parking, half-hour parking, loading bays, bus bays, disabled bay parking and double-yellow lines apply in Ennistymon, Lahinch and Miltown Malbay.

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Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 27/09/17