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Henry’s Bistro & Wine Bar opens its doors

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HENRY’S Bistro and Wine Bar opened its doors on Market Street this week with popular businessman Dermot Fetton at the helm. Dermot – well-known for running The Cloister restaurant on Abbey Street for the last six years with wife Noreen – says their new establishment will have a lovely casual bistro feel with a very…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Ice Cream Stops in Clare

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Thankfully the heatwave is still with us, it’s weather that suits an ice cream or two so with that in mind The Clare Echo’s Love Clare columnist Aoibín Garrihy selected her top five places to stop in the county for an ice-cream. To read more from Aoibhín including the must have for new mothers, pick…

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Starbucks opens in Shannon

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Clare’s first Starbucks has opened its doors today (Tuesday). Shannon Free Zone has become home to one of the country’s first drive-thru Starbucks as the US coffee house chain opened the doors of its latest outlet to the public this afternoon. The 204sq metre unit will employ fifteen people. The single storey unit will include…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Beer Gardens in Clare

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A heatwave is forecast for this week and with this in mind, Aoibhín Garrihy a columnist with The Clare Echo picked her top five beer gardens in the county, this might just be the week to sample her choices.  Pot Duggan’s, Ennistymon One of Clare’s newest additions to the Pub scene is Ennistymon’s Pot Duggan’s and this…

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Finnish food giant forks out €22m for stake in Ennis company

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A Finnish company has invested €22 million for shares in an Ennis based business. Huhtamaki is a global food packaging specialist, headquartered in Espoo, Finland. It now has a 70% share in CupPrint, a Clare company that employs 112 people and has recorded annual net sales of €14 million. Terry Fox, a former Irish EY…

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Perfect place to enjoy a BBQ

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THE OLD LODGE GASTRO PUB I HEADED to The Old Lodge Gastro Pub to check out the new BBQ menu and beer garden which opened late last summer. Since the refurbishment of The Old Lodge Gastro Pub, locals have welcomed the re-design and were impressed by the new beer garden, particularly the new menu that…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Cocktails in Clare

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WITH the summer just around the corner, and hopefully lots of good weather and good times to come, it’s a good time to start planning that summer social calendar. Why not start with some places to quench the thirst with a fruity cocktail? Whether you favour a mimosa, a mojito, or even a Shirley Temple,…

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