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Clare County Council To Invest €300k In Creation Of Revamp Strategy For Cliffs Of Moher Visitor Facilities

By Dave Simpson

Clare County Council has announced that it will pay consultants approximately €300,000 to create a strategy for a revamp of the visitor facilities at the Cliffs of Moher.

The council said that it is commissioning the revamp work because the cliffs' current visitor facilities become overwhelmed during peak visiting times.

Visitor Numbers

The Irish Independent quotes Clare County Council director Leonard Cleary as saying that so far this year, "visitor numbers are on par with last year's numbers. Last year, [the cliffs] had 1.6 million visitors, and indications at the mid-year point are that numbers are holding their own."

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Reacting to last year's visitor numbers, former Irish Hotels Federation president and Lahinch hotelier Michael Vaughan asserted, "At 1.6 million, it is at the peak of what is sustainable. I believe that the Cliffs operators should take a leaf out of the Giant's Causeway and put in place two or three visitor points."

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