Clare County Council

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Clare County Council

Comhairle Contae an Chláir
Coat of arms or logo
Michael Begley, Ind
Clare County Council Composition.png
Political groups
Last election
23 May 2014
Meeting place
Áras Contae an Chláir, Ennis
The area governed by the council

Clare County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae an Chláir) is the authority responsible for local government in County Clare, Ireland. As a county council, it is governed by the Local Government Act 2001. The council is responsible for housing and community, roads and transportation, urban planning and development, amenity and culture, and environment. The council has 28 elected members. Elections are held every five years and are by single transferable vote. The head of the council has the title of Cathaoirleach. The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Pat Dowling. The county town is Ennis.

Municipal Districts and Local Electoral Areas[edit]

Clare County Council is divided into the following municipal districts and local electoral areas, defined by electoral divisions.[1]

Municipal District LEA Definition Seats
Ennis Clareabbey, Doora, Ennis No. 1 Urban, Ennis No. 2 Urban, Ennis No. 3 Urban, Ennis No. 4 Urban, Ennis Rural, Kilnamona, Kilraghtis, Spancelhill and Templemaley 7
Killaloe Ayle, Ballyblood, Ballynahinch, Boherglass, Caher, Caherhurly, Cahermurphy (in the former Rural District of Scarriff), Cappaghabaun, Carrowbaun, Castlecrine, Cloghera, Clooney (in the former Rural District of Tulla), Cloontra, Cloonusker, Coolreagh, Corlea, Crusheen, Dangan, Derrynagittagh, Drummaan, Fahymore, Feakle, Glendree, Inishcaltra North, Inishcaltra South, Kilkishen, Killaloe, Killanena, Killokennedy, Killuran, Kilseily, Kiltannon, Kyle, Lackareagh, Loughea, Mountshannon, Newgrove, OBriensbridge, Ogonnelloe, Quin, Rathclooney, Rossroe, Scarriff, Toberbreeda, Tomfinlough and Tulla 5
Shannon Ballycannan, Ballyglass, Cappavilla, Clenagh, Cratloe, Drumline, Killeely, Kiltenanlea, Mountievers, Newmarket, Sixmilebridge and Urlan 7
West Clare Ennistymon Abbey, Ballagh, Ballyea, Ballyeighter, Ballysteen, Ballyvaskin, Boston, Carran, Castletown, Cloghaun, Cloonanaha, Clooney (in the former Rural District of Ennistimon), Corrofin, Derreen, Drumcreehy, Dysert, Ennistimon, Gleninagh, Glenroe, Kilfenora, Killaspuglonane, Killilagh, Killinaboy, Kilshanny, Kiltoraght, Liscannor, Lisdoonvarna, Lurraga, Magherareagh, Milltown Malbay, Mount Elva, Moy, Muckanagh, Noughaval, Oughtmama, Rath, Rathborney, Ruan and Smithstown 4
Kilrush Annagh, Ballynacally, Cahermurphy (in the former Rural District of Kilrush), Clondagad, Cloonadrum, Clooncoorha, Coolmeen, Cooraclare, Creegh, Doonbeg, Drumellihy, Einagh, Formoyle, Furroor, Glenmore, Kilballyowen, Kilchreest, Kilcloher, Kilfearagh, Kilfiddane, Kilkee, Killadysert, Killanniv, Killard, Killimer, Killofin, Killone, Kilmihil, Kilmurry (in the former Rural District of Killadysert), Kilmurry (in the former Rural District of Kilrush), Kilrush Rural, Kilrush Urban, Kinturk, Knock, Knocknaboley, Knocknagore, Liscasey, Lisheen, Moveen, Moyarta, Mullagh, Querrin, Rahona, Rinealon, St. Martins, Tullig and Tullycreen 5

Current councillors[edit]

The following were elected at the 2014 Clare County Council election, under the boundaries which existed at the time.

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 12
Fine Gael 8
Sinn Féin 1
Independent 7

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.[2]

Council members from 2014 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Ennis James Breen Independent
Johnny Flynn Fine Gael
Tom McNamara Fianna Fáil
Pat Daly Fianna Fáil
Ann Norton Independent
Paul Murphy Fine Gael
Mary Howard Fine Gael
Clare Colleran Molloy Fianna Fáil
Killaloe Joe Cooney Fine Gael
Pat Hayes Fianna Fáil
Michael Begley Independent
Tony O'Brien Fianna Fáil
Pat Burke Fine Gael
Alan O'Callaghan Fianna Fáil
Shannon Cathal Crowe Fianna Fáil
John Crowe Fine Gael
Gerry Flynn Independent
Pat McMahon Fianna Fáil
P. J. Ryan Independent
Mike McKee Sinn Féin
West Clare Christy Curtin Independent
Richard Nagle Fianna Fáil
Bill Slattery Fine Gael
Michael Hillery Fianna Fáil
P. J. Kelly Fianna Fáil
Ian Lynch Independent
Bill Chambers Fianna Fáil
Gabriel Keating Fine Gael


  1. ^ "S.I. No. 610/2018 - County of Clare Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018". 19 December 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Local Elections 2014: Results" (PDF). Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. p. 72. Retrieved 31 January 2019.

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