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Prospecting license could bring mining to Bunratty

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MINERAL mining could one day be a feature in the South Clare landscape as a prospecting licence is about to be granted for Bunratty. Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has supplied notice that he intends to grant a licence to search for minerals in the baronies of Bunratty Lower, Bunratty Upper…

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Women’s Aussie Rules team making waves

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ALWAYS wanted to have a go at Aussie Rules but never had the opportunity? Well your prayers have been answered as the West Clare Waves, one of Irelands newest Women’s Aussie Rules teams, are running a taster session this Saturday at 2.30pm at Clarecastle GAA grounds. “It’s good craic, all are welcome and no experience…

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Kilmihil hero Marie Egan wins Club Coach of the Year

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WE WERE delighted to hear that Kilmihil Ladies Football club superhero Marie Egan has been crowned as the first ever Club Coach of the Year by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association. The past and present players at Kilmihil GAA club put together a beautiful tribute to Marie and the LGFA were obviously very impressed. “Marie…

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Twenty transferred to hospital following Limerick school bus crash

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GARDAÍ and emergency services are currently attending the scene of a traffic collision involving a school bus and a car in Limerick. Twenty casualties, 18 minors and two adults, are being transferred to University Hospital Limerick from the scene of the accident near Caherconlish. Seven casualties are being transported by emergency ambulances and those with less…

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Ennis actress dazzles on Call the Midwife

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ENNIS actress Kelly Gough astounded audiences with her performance in Call the Midwife on Sunday night. Now in its seventh series, the popular BBC show is centred around the nuns of Nonnatus House, who cared for the mothers and babies of 1950s East London. Kelly played struggling mother Doreen Lunt who can no longer keep…

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€53,000 technology funding for Clare schools

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By Kali Herbert   CLARE’S computer whizz kids will soon have the best equipment available to them, as over 100 schools are about receive €53,000 in funding for computer equipment. A total of 115 schools in Clare will receive €53,145 in funding for computer equipment according to Minister of State Pat Breen. Minister Breen said:…

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Visitor restrictions at UHL due to Limerick measles outbreak

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STRICT visitor restrictions are in place at University Hospital Limerick in light of the continuing outbreak of measles in the Limerick City area. Restrictions had already been in place since late December following an increase in seasonal influenza. However, the restrictions will remain enforced as a precaution in view of the ongoing outbreak of measles…

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€150,000 upgrade for Active Ennis gym and new all-weather pitch at Lee’s Road

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Tom McNamara Cathaoirleach Clare County Council with Gerry Flynn, Mayor of Ennis Paul Murphy, PJ Carmody, Tim Forde, Mary Howard, Richard Murphy, Facilities Manager at the official opening Photo by Eamon Ward

By Kali Herbert (photo by Eamon Ward) TIME to dust off the gym gear and head to the newly refurbished Active Ennis facilities, which were officially opened by Mayor of Clare, Tom McNamara on Friday. The newly refurbished gym at Active Ennis Leisure Complex and all-weather playing pitch at Lees Road were funded by Clare…

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Marty shimmies on through to week seven of DWTS

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By Kali Herbert THE Marty Party was in full swing again on Sunday as Clare’s favourite GAA commentator sailed through the sixth round. He secured himself a comfortable 12 points to follow last week’s score of 15. Marty and Ksenia bopped and hopped their way around the stage to the Charleston, to the delight of…

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