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N67/N85 Inner Relief Road Ennistymon (Blakes Corner)

N67/N85 Inner Relief Road Ennistymon (Blakes Corner) has been developed to address the serious traffic congestion issues through Ennistymon Town. 

Project description

The proposed N67/N85 Inner Relief Road Ennistymon (Blake’s Corner) involves the construction of a new bridge approximately 80m upstream of the existing Michael Conway Bridge. The existing bridge, a protected 7-arch masonry bridge, will be pedestrianised to allow pedestrian and cyclist access only, and a plaza will be constructed at the western end. The scheme will include other enhancements to the area, including footpath improvements and enhanced crossing arrangements, landscaping, lighting and services enhancements, and other ancillary elements. The scheme will improve the capacity of the road network and will improve road safety, while conserving and complementing the historic fabric of the town.

The scheme has been developed to address the serious traffic congestion issues through Ennistymon town. A review of previous studies of the junction at Blake’s Corner, a traffic modelling assessment of the improvement options and a design of an improvement scheme have all been carried out to find the most appropriate solution to deal with the long-standing traffic problems in Ennistymon.

Current Status

Following planning approval for the scheme in April 2018, work has been advancing on the land acquisition process.

To that end, the Council published the Compulsory Purchase Order notice for the land necessary for construction of the proposed new inner relief road on Thursday 18th June 2020 in local and national media.

Compulsory Purchase Order 2020

A copy of the order, the deposit map and advert may be download below.

or alternately inspected by appointment (due to COVID-19 restrictions) at the locations listed below from 18th June 2020 to the 18th September 2020:

  • Clare County Council, West Clare Municipal District Office, Ennis Road, Ennistymon, County Clare.
    Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Telephone (065) 7071017 for appointment
  • Clare County Council, Áras Contae an Chláir, New Road, Ennis, County Clare, V95 DXP2.
    Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Telephone (065) 6821616 for appointment


Objections may be made in writing to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 D01 V902.

Closing date

The closing date for receipt of objections is 5:30 p.m. on Friday 18th September.

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Page last reviewed: 18/06/20

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Contact

Capital Projects
Clare County Council
Áras Contae an Chláir
New Road
Ennis
Co. Clare
V95 DXP2
(065) 6866147
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