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Ennis actress dazzles on Call the Midwife

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Doreen Lunt, Call the Midwife

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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John Burke named Grand Marshal of Ennis St Patrick’s Day parade

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Everest mountaineer and Elevate founder, John Burke has been named Grand Marshal of this year’s Ennis St. Patrick’s Day Parade.   Mayor of Ennis Councillor Paul Murphy today (Thursday, 01 February 2018) said that John is receiving the honour in recognition of his efforts to bring wellness programmes to young people in Clare as well…

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Clare’s first Forest School to celebrate Imbolc

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Happy Out Forest School

WITH a screen in each hand and one on in the background, it’s so easy to lose our connection with the natural world in today’s society. That’s why we were intrigued when we heard about Co Clare’s first Forest School for kids. The Happy Out Forest School aims to bring children into a woodland over…

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Lauren Guilfoyle: Clare will need 20 man approach for revamped Championship structure

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By Lauren Guilfoyle The Clare Senior Hurlers got their league campaign off to a winning start with a five point victory over traditional rivals Tipperary in front of a six thousand strong home crowd in Cusack Park on Sunday. Clare started with a relatively strong team that most likely won’t see massive change when championship…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Backdrops for your Wedding Photo in Clare

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IT’S the first of February and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is well and truly in the air. So if you are recently engaged and planning your nuptials for 2018, make sure you check out possible options for stunning wedding shots in Co Clare. Our resident ‘Love Clare’ columnist Aoibhin Garrihy has…

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