Port of Clare

Clarecastle Quay 1845
1843 Quay Foundation plaque
John Power
Port of Clare

Port an Chláir

Port of Clare

This was the chief port for mid-Clare. The range of goods exported from the port here was extensive and included oats, wheat, butter, timber, flour and lead ore from the Ballyhickey Mines for smelting in Wales. The main imports were coal and timber. Trade was mainly with British ports such as Liverpool, Glasgow and London. There was a weekly steamship service to Limerick port in 1836. The main quay was built in 1845 and the lower wharf in 1881.

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