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Tipp win showed Clare’s character

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Sunday’s two point win over Tipperary is going to “make a huge psychological difference to these players” according to Clare joint manager Gerry O’Connor. A native of Killanena, Gerry revealed that he and Donal Moloney felt that it could have been the end of the line for their tenure had Tipperary finished their Munster championship…

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Clare celebrates National Day of Youthful Creativity

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A series of free cultural events marking Cruinniú na nÓg, the national Day of Youthful Creativity, will take place across County Clare next week. The initiative, which is being funded under the Creative Ireland Programme and supported by the Culture Team of Clare County Council, celebrates and encourages children and young people’s participation in culture…

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Clare going ‘gung-ho’ for Limerick

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Clare have no choice but to go all out ahead of their meeting with Limerick in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship according to manager, Patricia O’Grady. Both sides lost out in their opening games, Galway defeated Clare by ten points while Limerick were eleven points adrift from Kilkenny. Patricia O’Grady told The Clare…

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Conlon – ‘These are the days you live for’

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Now in his tenth year on the Clare senior hurling panel, John Conlon gets the feeling that they are rediscovering the flair that helped them win an All-Ireland title five years ago. As the second oldest member of the panel, Conlon has certainly been setting the example thus far in this year’s championship. His exploits…

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42 houses to be built at Drumbiggle

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Permission has been granted for the construction of forty two houses at Drumbiggle, Ennis. Clare County Council had previously approved plans from Woodhaven Devlopments Ltd in December of last year but third party appeals were made to An Bord Pléanála. These were unsuccessful and the development will now proceed. Woodhaven Developers Ltd first submitted plans…

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Ennis Street Arts Festival hoping thirteenth year will be a lucky one

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This July sees the Ennis Street Arts Festival take place for the thirteenth time and its organisers are hoping the bit of luck they get will be some fine weather. Ana Bella Alvarez first arrived to Co Clare in 2004, two years later she spearheaded the establishment of the festival. At Friday’s launch in glór,…

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Cloughleigh students ‘Share A Story’ with new literary project

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First class pupils at Scoil Chríost Rí, along with their parents and teachers have celebrated the completion of an exciting, collaborative literacy project at a special event in de Valera Library, Ennis. ‘Share A Story project’ was launched at the Cloughleigh school on 17 April. It ran over six weeks where parents and their children…

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Pope not coming to Clare

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Pope Francis will visit Ireland at the end of August but no scheduled stops have been pencilled in for Co Clare. On Monday the itinerary of thePope’s pastoral visit to the ninth World Meeting of Families in Ireland on the 25th and 26th of August was unveiled. He will arrive in Dublin Airport on the…

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Moloney mesmerised by Clare’s resilience

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Sunday’s win over Tipperary was the most satisfying achieved in Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor’s two year tenure in charge of the Clare senior hurlers. Satisfying indeed as Clare defeated Tipperary in the Munster SHC for the first time in fifteen years but for the vast majority of the contest it seemed as if Moloney…

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Several changes announced for Killaloe Diocese

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A major revamp of the Killaloe Diocese has been announced by Bishop Fintan Monahan. It comes following months of much consultation between Bishop Fintan, the Pastoral Planning Team, the Clergy and a series of public meetings held across the Diocese in March and April. Four priests will be retiring, one is taking a leave of…

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