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Newmarket-on-Fergus native, Páraic McMahon is a freelance journalist and broadcaster currently working for numerous national and local publications including The Clare Echo, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, RTÉ, TheJournal.ie, The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

Cliffs are Ireland’s second most popular tourist attraction

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The Cliffs of Moher is the second most popular tourist attraction in the country. It saw a seven percent increase in the amount of visitors last year and the world renown Clare attraction continues to be one of the most visited locations in all of Ireland with more than 1 million people arriving to the…

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‘1,100k took me 66 hours; you have to keep moving’

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AT THE beginning of May in only his third long distance event, Noel Cusack cycled five hundred miles nonstop in the Joe Barr 500. Mental toughness doesn’t do the feat justice – it took the Clare man just over 42 hours non-stop in the saddle to get to the finish line. A sore bum, for…

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Clare childcare providers receive €320,000 in funding

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€320,000 in capital funding is to be allocated for fifteen providers of early years and school age childcare in Clare. Funds provided to each of the fifteen vary from €3,000 to €50,000. The contributions will go towards the creation of new childcare places, natural outdoor play areas and the essential maintenance and repair of services.…

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Bishop knew in ‘heart and soul’ appointing priest as principal was right choice

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Fr Ignatius McCormack has completed his first school year as principal of Clare’s largest post-primary school, his appointment by Bishop Fintan Monahan was met with criticism at the time but Monahan remains fully content with the decision. Carmel Honan became the first female principal of St Flannan’s College in 2006 and stepped down last summer…

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Collins at odds to explain Kerry display

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Sunday in Killarney is an occasion that followers of Gaelic Football in Co Clare will be keen to forget. Twenty two points separated the teams when Barry Cassidy blew the final whistle at Fitzgerald Stadium. It marked the single biggest defeat endured by Clare during Colm Collins’ reign as senior football boss. Understandably he was…

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Lifeguard cover extended in Clare this week

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Lifeguard cover will be extended across a selection of Clare beaches this week. Temperatures from 20-24 degrees are forecast for the next couple of days in the county and as a result, lifeguard cover will run from 3:30pm to 7:30pm to cater for after school swimming on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Kilkee, Fanore, Spanish Point,…

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Inagh/Kilnamona discover group opponents for three-in-a-row bid

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Reigning Clare senior camogie club champions, Inagh/Kilnamona have been paired in a difficult group in their bid to complete a three in a row. Draws for the 2018 Clare Senior Camogie Championship took place at the weekend. Fresh from their meeting in the league final, Inagh/Kilnamona and Sixmilebridge will square off again, they are joined…

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Plans for Ennis supermarket & medical centre rejected

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Planning permission to construct a supermarket, neighbourhood and medical centre on the Kilrush Rd, Ennis has been rejected by An Bord Pleanála. An appeal was launched in October of last year against a decision by Clare County Council which denied an initial proposal by Clare Car & Tractor Parts Ltd and Lohan Property Ltd for…

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New community enhancement programme launched

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Clare County Council and the Clare Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is inviting applications for a new programme which provides funding to communities in Ireland. Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP), will provide €4.5 million of grant funding in 2018 towards enhancing the facilities available to communities.…

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Clare blown away by Kerry in Killarney

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Clare were sent crashing out of the Munster Senior Football Championship as Kerry ran riot hitting a record thirty two points. Kerry 0-32 Clare 0-10 Venue: Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney It is the heaviest defeat in league and championship that Clare have suffered in Colm Collins’ five year tenure. Suffering is indeed an apt word as…

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