National Heritage Week 2022
Welcome to the Clooney Spancilhill Community Development Group.
Clooney & Spancilhill are two neighbouring villages in County Clare, located very close to Ennis on the main road to East Clare, the Tulla Road (R352). These communities are just a 5-10 minute drive from Ennis, Co. Clare.
The community has two pubs and a filling station with a local shop. Key community assets are the churches in Clooney and Maghera, Clooney National School, Clooney Quin GAA Grounds, the Clare GAA’s Centre of Excellence and Rathclooney Lake (O’Brien’s Big Lough). Spancilhill is home to the annual horse fair made famous, worldwide, by the song ‘Spancilhill’.
This area of County Clare has a rich biodiversity, including deer, pine martens, moths, lizards, butterflies, badgers, foxes, wildflowers and trees. The area also maintains a strong interest in traditional music and GAA.
Looking forward, the two communities are set to be adjacent to a 1 million square foot data centre located at the M18 motorway junction with the Tulla Road. Land was zoned for the data centre in March 2019. Permission has also been granted by Clare County Council for two solar farms, one in Clooney and one in Spancilhill.