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Bank Place Bridge in Ennis to close for repair works

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BANK Place Bridge in Ennis will undergo repair works over the next six weeks. Clare County Council says the rehabilitation works on the 17-metre long bridge will be completed by the end of September. Pedestrian access to businesses and premises on Bank Place and on Bindon Street will be maintained for the duration of the…

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Clare projects on national shortlist for excellence

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THE Lough Derg Blueway, Ennis Peace Park, Clare Digital Hubs and the Friars Walk Coach Park are among 11 Clare County Council initiatives shortlisted in the 2018 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. The annual awards scheme acknowledges and encourages best practice and constructive initiatives by local authorities and is aimed at enhancing the…

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300 attend meeting to save rural West Clare post office

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ALMOST 300 concerned locals attended a public meeting aimed at saving the post office in Lissycasey earlier this week. It follows the news last week that six Clare post offices are due to close their doors in the coming months following a number of Clare employees being offered exit packages by An Post. Meeting organiser…

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Huge Clarecastle support for Supermacs M18 Plaza

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THE Managing Director of Supermac’s Ireland has expressed surprise at what he terms the wholly mistaken views expressed in the media by some hoteliers and forecourt retailers regarding Pat McDonagh’s plans to build a Motorway Service Area at Junction 12 on the Gort to Limerick Motorway. It comes as the planning submission date passed yesterday,…

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Ireland’s top Country stars headline Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

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The biggest stars of the Irish country music scene will headline this year’s ‘Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival’ in September. Lisa McHugh, Declan Nerney and Gerry Guthrie, will perform on the opening weekend of the festival on the 31st August to 1st September followed by Mike Denver, Derek Ryan and Cliona Hagan on the 7th and 8th…

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Top 5 ways to spend the last days of Summer

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A trip to the Island While the Aran Islands themselves belong to Galway, Inis Oirr is nearer to Clare and so I think it’s ok to include it in this week’s Love Clare column. I can’t think of a better way to spend a day/week/month during the summer months for families of all ages. Take…

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Storm Emma sparked Cornucopia web move

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By Elaine Tubridy AFTER nearly 30 years in business, Ennis boutique Cornucopia have loyal followers all over the world. Whether they’re in Boston, USA or Boston in the Burren, customers can now shop the latest trends on Cornucopia’s brand new website. Shop owner Sinead Pyne is very excited that the online platform is up and…

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Clare Older People’s Volunteer of the Year Award

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CLARE Older People’s Council, in association with the Age Friendly Programme of Clare County Council, are seeking nominations from organisations or individuals in County Clare for the Clare Older People’s Volunteer of the Year Award. The nominee chosen will receive his/her award from Dr Michael Harty TD at the award ceremony in the Woodstock Hotel,…

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McGregor names Clare village his favourite place in Ireland

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HOLLYWOOD star Ewan McGregor has singled out Sixmilebridge as his favourite place in Ireland. Speaking to Xposé at the European Premiere of Christopher Robin, McGregor said: “I know Co Clare the most. I made a film there with my friend Charlie who is here somewhere. “[It was] way back in the day in a little…

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