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Clare hurlers get the party started in Lisdoonvarna

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The Clare hurlers with young fan Pierce Shannon from Doolin

THOUSANDS of people have attended the opening weekend of the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival which got off a flying start, with the Senior Clare Hurlers launch at the Hydro Hotel. Marcus White, Managing Director of White Tours and Hotels commented:  “The event was organised for the Clare Hurling Team to raise much needed funds for the…

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Conway throws his hat in the ring

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FINE Gael Senator Martin Conway has been added as a party candidate in the Clare constituency for the next General Election. The Fine Gael Executive Council met on Tuesday evening and agreed on the addition of Conway in his native county. Senator Conway will be running alongside his party colleagues Minister Pat Breen and Deputy…

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CBS works to begin after 20 years of discussion

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A CONTRACTOR has been appointed to begin the construction of a new school building at CBS Ennis. The planned new Ennis CBS will be a two storey 24 classroom school, including a general purpose hall, two specific special needs classrooms, support teaching spaces and ancillary accommodation. The site works to the school grounds are to…

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Presidential hopefuls face Councillors

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CLARE County Council have invited some of the presidential hopefuls to address the chamber tomorrow. Though it is not known how many will actually arrive, nine of the potential candidates have been issued an invitation. Kevin Sharkey, Marie Goretti Moylan, John Groarke, Joan Freeman, Gemma O’Doherty, Gavin Duffy, Sarah Louise Mulligan, Sean Gallagher and Peter…

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Newmarket on Fergus Camogie Club headed to Croke Park

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THE Newmarket on Fergus underage Camogie Club are in with a chance of winning a whopping €7,000 at the All-Ireland Camogie final in Croke Park this weekend. It all started when Kaci Toomey and her teammates entered the skills showdown competition between Her.ie and Sportsjoe.ie. They made a short video about what camogie means to…

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Second container for Tanzania parish

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THE people of Clare are a very sound bunch. Way back in June, The Clare Echo did a special report on a small group of people in Ballynacally who were hoping to send a container of aid to Africa. The West Clare community were putting together a 40ft container full to the brim of donations…

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Council request more information on Supermac’s Plaza

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THE current proposal for the development of a Supermac’s Plaza on the outskirts of Ennis has not been granted permission, with the Council requesting further information. The plaza at Skehenagh Roundabout, was to include a service station, convenience shop, food court, children’s play area and picnic area and 16 charging points for electric cars. Clare County Council’s…

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Doonbeg at the ready as Trump confirms Ireland visit

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WELL it’s official, the Donald will visit our shores later this year. It’s expected he will pay a visit to the Trump International Golf Club in Doonbeg, which he took over in 2014. The White House issued a statement today outlining that the US President will visit Ireland November as part of a European trip,…

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Public meeting to highlight homelessness crisis

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CLARE Labour Party Chairman Seamus Ryan is organising a public meeting to highlight the growing homelessness problem in Co Clare. Speaking to The Clare Echo, Mr Ryan outlined how he was moved to organise the meeting following numerous interactions with people on the verge of becoming homeless due to rising rents and with people who…

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Business time at Ennis Chamber Golf Classic

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Gwen Culligan of County Boutique and Chamber Vice President with Ennis Chamber President Diarmuid McMahon and Seán Lally of Hotel Woodstock at the launch of the Ennis Chamber Golf Classic

BUSINESS meets pleasure this month as the Ennis Chamber Golf Classic takes place at Woodstock Golf Club on Friday, September 14. The mixed event is open to teams of four with members of the business community and golf enthusiasts alike invited to take part in the golf classic, of which The Clare Echo is proud…

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