Son of Euromillions winner awaits stables permission

Donal O’Regan

Reporter:

Donal O’Regan

Gary McNamara
THE SON of €115m Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara, Gary, will know the outcome of his equestrian plans on April 1.

THE SON of €115m Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara, Gary, will know the outcome of his equestrian plans on April 1.

The council is due to make a decision on that date regarding a planning application for the construction of stables and a sand arena. Permission is also sought for an entrance from the public road, garage and 1.8m boundary walls, septic tank and percolation area, at Ruan, Castleconnell. There have been no objections.

Mr McNamara has extra space after he purchased a parcel of land adjacent to his home. It had been rented by Lisnagry FC for over 20 years. Mr McNamara built a luxury 4,200 square foot house in Castleconnell in 2007.

The stables application was lodged on December 29. However, the council asked for further information on February regarding, “Storage of farmyard manure over the winter period; collection and storage of effluents arising; disposal of farmyard manure - provide details of lands on which it is proposed to land spread of this material and provide details of lands available for grazing of horses”. The applicant was also asked to clarify whether the proposal is commercial in nature or for private use only associated with the dwelling on the site.

In reply, the council was informed Mr McNamara will store manure during the winter months on lands under his control.

“In addition to the 3.5 hectares of land associated with the private dwelling house the applicant is in control of land holdings of more than 100 hectares in East Clare. These are within 20kms of the house and it is proposed to use these lands to store any excess manure.” Manure can be spread on these lands and on the land associated with his private residence. Both are also available for grazing. The development is for private use only. Decision due next week.