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Trump’s Doonbeg Golf Resort Warned Over ‘Unauthorised’ Fences

17th November 2022
The Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in Doonbeg in the foreground, with Doughmore Beach and the Atlantic ocean curving away in the background
The Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in Doonbeg lies adjacent to the Carrowmore Dunes Special Area of Conservation Credit: Trump Hotels

Former US president Donald Trump’s golf resort in Doonbeg has been warned by the local authority over what it claims to be an unauthorised fencing erected at the property.

According to, which has more details on the story, Clare County Council wrote to the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in September after an assessment identified two fences in the dunes at Doughmore Beach for which it said permission had not been sought.

The news comes more than two-and-a-half years after the golf resort, which is Doonbeg’s largest employer, was refused planning permission for a ‘sea wall’ of coastal defences.

As previously reported on, planners were not satisfied that the installation of rock armour to arrest coastal erosion at the golf links would not adversely affect the Carrowmore Dunes Special Area of Conservation.

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