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West Clare Waves in a League of their Own

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BY QUALIFYING for and attending the 2018 AFL Europe Champions League, West Clare Waves Women’s Aussie Rules Club had already made history in becoming the first ever Irish club to take part. They weren’t stopping there. Over a gruelling five match schedule at the Dutch National Rugby Centre on Saturday, the Clare based outfit went…

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Ennis gardai praised after newborn baby’s breathing returns at station

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By Elaine Tubridy TWO ENNIS Gardai have been hailed as heroes after helping a nine-day old baby who wasn’t breathing after being rushed to Ennis Garda Station. The incident occurred on the evening of April 4 last at 5.50pm. The newborn’s parents were walking their pram in the Abbey Street area when they noticed their baby…

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Benhaffaf twins get the VIP treatment at Shannon Airport

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Hussein and Hassan Benhaffaf Photo byDiarmuid Greene / True Media

IRELAND’S most special twins, Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf, got the VIP treatment at Shannon Airport on Friday. The Cork twins, who were conjoined at birth but survived thanks to a miraculous operation to separate them, have spent the last eight years of their lives in and out of surgery. The courageous twins, who have already…

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Construction of €1m park in Shannon begins

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DEVELOPMENT of the new Shannon Town Park will begin in the coming week. The proposed works include formal footpaths and a cycle track, an adventure play area and a bandstand/performance area, the first cycle pump track to be built in the Mid West Region, formal and informal seating areas, lighting and signage, the creation of…

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‘It’s my first; I’m not used to the struggles of pregnancy’

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By Karen Hillery FOLLOWING the launch of BEO, the health & wellness brand, less than a year ago, Ennis-based actress Aoibhín Garrihy admits she can’t believe how popular the events are and how many she’s been apart of over the past few months.  “Theres something about self-care and well-being that women want to know more…

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Teams of FOUR! Entry open for Club Clare Golf Classic 2018

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Clare hurlers Tony Kelly, Shane O'Donnell and Patrick O'Connor practising their swin. Photo by Martin Connolly

CLUB Clare are now accepting entries for the second annual Club Clare Golf classic, which will take place at Woodstock Golf Club on Thursday and Friday of May 3/4. This year’s event will be run in partnership with The Clare Echo newspaper and DNG O’Sullivan Hurley Auctioneers. Organisers are welcoming teams of four and the…

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Ennis Chamber of Commerce elects new president

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Ennis Chamber President Diarmuid McMahon MD Sherry FitzGerald McMahon and Vice President Gwen Culligan

AT ITS recent AGM, Ennis Chamber of Commerce elected Diarmuid McMahon, Managing Director, Sherry FitzGerald McMahon, as president and Gwen Culligan, co-owner County Boutique as vice-president, both of whom will serve a one-year term in their respective role. Diarmuid succeeds outgoing chamber president William Cahir, of Cahir & Co. Solicitors, whom he congratulated for energising…

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RTE Archives: Disco dancing cows of Ennis

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Disco Dancing Cows: RTE

AH 1986, it was a simpler time. Some major landmarks in Irish history took place that year including the death of Phil Lynott, the rejection of the divorce referendum and the official opening of Knock Airport But more importantly than all of that, on this day in 1986, the disco dancing cows of Ennis were…

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