Cillian Murphy, your local West Clare Councillor
Hi, I am Cillian, your local councillor for West Clare and I live in Kilkee.
Originally from West Cork, I came to the Loop Head Peninsula at the age of 7 when my father, who was a fisherman, brought us all up here in the early ‘70s. I have lived in Kilkee since the late ‘80s.
My wife, Mary and I have been in the hospitality industry since 1990 when we took on her family business, The Hideout Bar. In 2004 we opened Murphy Blacks Restaurant and operated it to a very high standard, winning many awards, until we sold it in 2020.
In 2009 I co-founded Loop Head Tourism, a community based organisation whose principle objective was ensuring tourism development would primarily benefit the local community
I was elected to Clare County Council in 2019, representing the West Clare Municipal District. My principle concern is rural depopulation and my main objective is to ensure our rural and coastal communities maximise the use, and control of, the resources we have to become sustainable places to live, work and visit, in that order.
What I did this month
All activities, meetings, both with council and community organisations.
Latest from my blog
There is a crisis in the availability of affordable housing stock, for both private ownership or long term rental, for permanent residents in West Clare I requested at our September meeting that Clare County Council would undertake, as a matter of urgency, the...
“That Clare Co Co would request a report from the EPA, to be issued with 14 days, detailing the steps they have taken so far in holding Irish Water to account on the lack of progress in developing a waste water treatment plant for Kilkee to adequately protect...
Request the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage would permit Local Authorities to undertake development of waste water treatment facilities for smaller settlements In the past two months we have seen several responses from IW to requests from elected...