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Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC)

11 March 2021

Applications open for businesses ineligible for CRSS & other sector specific grants.

The Department of Enterprise Trade & Employment has recently launched the Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC) which is intended to target those businesses with operating costs that do not qualify for the COVID Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) operated by the Revenue Commissioners. 

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Community Heritage Grants 2021 -Now Open!

3 March 2021

Applications are now invited for the 2021 Community Heritage Grant Scheme


The Community Heritage Grant Scheme is now OPEN for applications. The Scheme closing date is Monday 29th March 2021 at 5:00pm.

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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021

3 March 2021

Cuireann Pat Dowling, príomhfheidhmeannach Comhairle Contae an Chláir fáilte roimh sheoladh Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021, a bheas ar siúl ó 1 Márta go dtí 17 Márta.

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Vandeleur Walled Gardens Kilrush gets approval to proceed with construction

3 March 2021

Clare County Council have received approval to proceed with construction works, including additional funding support of €250,819 at Vandeleur Walled Gardens Kilrush from the Department of Rural & Community Development bringing the overall Department funding to €1,975,819. The project is funded by the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund, Project Ireland 2040 under the Department of Rural and Community Development with match funding by Clare County Council. The news came following Clare County Councils application to proceed with the scope of works tendered and a request for additional funding to address accessibility and other ancillary costs within the existing Centre.

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Plans submitted for Holy Island visitor centre

24 February 2021

The development of a landmark tourism project in East Clare has taken a significant step forward with the announcement of plans for a proposed new Inis Cealtra (Holy Island) visitor centre in the heart of Mountshannon village.

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Clare is Leading the Charge by Mapping the Skills and Talent of the Region for Increased Employment Opportunities and to Attract New Business.

17 February 2021

Clare County Council today launched a new initiative in partnership with Irish technology company, Abodoo, aimed at mapping the talent and skills of those living and working in Clare. The aim of the project is to develop ongoing live skills mapping for the county, align with Clare’s growing international business profile and showcase the broad talent Clare has to offer. The work will leverage Abodoo’s AI skills data information technology in order to identify the skills that exist within Clare and thus enable greater inward investment in the County.

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Clare people at home and abroad invited to come together virtually to celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2021 online

11 February 2021

This year, Clare County Council is organising and presenting an online St Patrick’s Day event with the theme of ‘Connecting Clare’, and everyone can get involved.

The Council is inviting Clare people at home and abroad to celebrate St Patrick’s Day together, by actively participating in the online event or by joining in on the day as a member of our global audience.

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Mayor welcomes €88,250 in ORIS 2020 funding for rural outdoor amenities

9 February 2021

The Mayor of Clare, Cllr Mary Howard, has welcomed the recent announcement by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, of €88,250 in funding under the Outdoor Recreation and Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS) 2020 (Measure 1) for five projects in County Clare. These projects are among 173 projects in the country to benefit from €3.2 million in funding announced by the Minister on January 18th under the ORIS.

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