Parking incentives in Ennis to be introduced to promote Christmas Shopping in Ennis.
Clare County Council has confirmed that free parking will be provided at all public car parks in Ennis from 3pm commencing on Friday 7th December 2018 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday up to and including Saturday 5th January 2019 as part of efforts to promote Christmas shopping in Ennis and enjoying New Year entertainment.
Additional free parking spaces are also being made available at Buttermarket/Waterpark House on 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th December from 9.00am to 6.00pm and at Clare GAA/Rear of The Cloister Car Park from 7-24th December from 9.00am to 6.00pm.
Meanwhile, a €3.00 parking charge (full-day) will apply at Holy Family School on 22nd-23rd December (9.30am to 5.30pm) and on Christmas Eve (9.30am to 2.00pm), with stewarding being provided by Ennis Chamber.
The Christmas Pedestrianisation arrangements have also been finalised to facilitate and enhance the shopping experience for locals and visitors to the town over the festive period. O’Connell Square, O’Connell Street, Salthouse Lane and High Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from midday to 6.00 p.m. on Saturday 15th December, Sunday 16th, Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd and Christmas Eve.
The streets of Ennis will come alive to the sound of Christmas music from 14 December, when Christmas Street Radio returns until Christmas Eve featuring well-known local radio presenter Ger Sweeney broadcasting daily on street speakers throughout the town and online on www.emeraldconnection.net