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€1,000 Golden Ticket details revealed

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The Clare Echo announced last week that we will give an eye-watering €1,000 prize to the finder of the Clare Echo Golden Ticket. And now we can reveal full details of how you can win – so you can start daydreaming about how you’re going to spend the winnings. The Clare Echo is hitting shelves…

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Historic Michelin star goes to Clare’s Wild Honey Inn

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IT’S a big day for firsts here in Clare as the Wild Honey Inn in Lisdoonvarna has become the first pub in Ireland to be awarded a Michelin Star. Run by Kate Sweeney and head chef Aidan McGrath, the pub is renowned for wholesome food made from local seasonal produce. Formerly known as Kincora House,…

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Starbucks to open drive-through café in Clare

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IT’S time for coffee lovers to get excited as The Clare Echo can reveal that Starbucks are about to set up their first outlet in Co Clare. Though details of when the international coffee giants will open their doors have yet to be revealed, we can exclusively confirm that the deal is signed, sealed and…

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Clare people to stand with Catalonia tonight

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A VIGIL will take place in Ennis tonight in support of the people of Catalonia after the Spanish region’s referendum for independence was marred by violence involving Spanish police. TV footage showed Spanish police kicking voters and pulling women by the hair out of polling stations yesterday as people attempted to vote. Sinn Féin Clare…

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Watch: When Ennis won the Information Age Town

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IT’S 20 years ago since Ennis was named Ireland’s Information Age Town and the people of Clare’s capital town celebrated while those on the periphery lived in hope that they too would get a free computer. In a time before drones existed, possibly one of the largest co-ordinated efforts in the town’s bid saw school…

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‘Major concerns’ for human health in Clare over cement plant plans

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THE granting of a licence to Irish Cement to burn alternative fuels would be bad news for County Clare, it has been warned. Clare County Council has made a detailed submission to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning the proposal to burn alternative fuels at its plant at Castlemungret in Limerick. In a statement, Cllr…

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Car giant Jaguar develops driverless cars in Shannon

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CAR giant Jaguar is using its new base in Co Clare to develop driverless cars. Jaguar/Land Rover has established a research facility at a new 50,000 square foot office development, Universal House, in the Shannon Free Zone and is understood to be creating 30 positions. The base in Shannon will be used by the company (which…

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Clare Echo heads to Killaloe for women’s business event

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WE’RE all about promoting local business and that’s why The Clare Echo is heading to Killaloe next month to meet female entrepreneurs from across the county. Local Enterprise Office Clare will co-host a networking event for local female entrepreneurs in Killaloe as part of National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED) 2017, an event for aspiring female…

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Ennis RFC targeted as criminals destroy €11,000 netting

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A MINDLESS act at Ennis RFC has left club members baffled. Gardai were called to the scene today and have taken a statement after club members discovered 120 square metres of netting was ripped from its fixture and stolen from the Showgrounds Road location yesterday evening. It’s not yet known how much the damage will…

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‘Gorilla limb’ found in West Clare still had flesh on it

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THE primate’s limb that mysteriously washed up on a West Clare beach still has flesh on it, indicating that the animal may have been alive up until recently. Clare Dog Warden Frankie Coote has been left with the unenviable job of disposing of to the limb that was found washed up on a beach near…

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