Clare County Council Issues Weather Warning

Clare County Council is urging home and business owners throughout the county to take precautionary steps in view of Met Eireann’s weather advisory for tomorrow, Thursday.

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to affect much of the country. Clare County Council say it is progressing contingency arrangements in terms of additional pumping capacity and other flood alleviation measures.

Ger Dollard, Ennis Town Manager and Director of Services confirmed that river levels have increased significantly over the past two weeks, and that the Council is “continually monitoring the situation”.

Mr Dollard added: “The Council has been involved since late last week in putting in place a lot of preparatory and contingency measures on a precautionary basis due to present weather patterns. This has involved staff being specifically assigned to these measures. We continue to maintain a high level of vigilance in relation to a potential flooding situation and are assessing the most up to date data on a daily basis to best inform our response.”

Flooding advice is available on The website features advice on identifying flooding risks, protecting property against flooding, necessary steps to be taken if a property is flooded, and assessing and repairing property damaged by flooding.