Clare County Council will post road signs warning drivers of a wild goat herd roaming the town of Ennis.

The roaming goats have been seen wandering in parking lots and along the roads and could pose a hazard for unsuspecting drivers, reports.

"A number of wild goats are located in the vicinity of the Rocky Road. Clare County Council is erecting signage on N85 and N68 alerting road users to their presence,” a council spokesperson told the Clare Echo.

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“The Local Authority is exploring options for the possible relocation of the animals.”

Although feral goats have been living on the Kilrush road for over two decades, they have recently become a huge headache for local residents.

Fine Gael Councillor Johnny Flynn has urged the council to arrange the round up and re-homing of the herd of about 22 goats.

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Councillor Flynn said: "As these animals are not tagged or vaccinated to protect them from animal disease and have recently become more willing to travel extensively by road through the wide neighborhood in a pack from the off road area that they have previously stayed within its important for both animal and human welfare that they be rounded up and humanely re-home.

"I understand the wild herd regularly now wander from the 'Rocky Road' green right of way located in this area across very busy roads, into gardens of houses and into commercial grounds.

"I also viewed a video of the herd grazing in the garden of a house across the road from Eire Og located near the Cahercalla cross.

Wild goats are said to be causing trouble for road users, businesses and locals in Ennis

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"Apparently the owners came home late one evening to find them asleep under bushes and left them there until the following day rather than hunt them out into busy road at night."

The goat herd, which included two large pucks (male goats) and a half dozen kids (baby goats), has been seen wandering the densely populated and heavily trafficked area of "Rocky Road", Clonroadmore, Kilrush road, Cahercalla and Ballybeg areas of Ennis.