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Polska Éire art exhibition at Clare Museum

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A two-week exhibition featuring a wide range of visual art work and textile art work by one Lithuanian and four Polish artists now resident in County Clare is being held at Clare Museum in Ennis as part of the Polska Eire Festival 2018. Exhibiting artists include Pawel Maciag, Karolina Pajenckovskyte, Beata Murzyn, Aleksandra Komar and…

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West Clare widower ordained to priesthood

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A West Clare widower and father of one was ordained as a priest at the weekend. Quilty man, Martin Shanahan was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Killaloe by Bishop Fintan Monahan celebrated in Saint Mary’s Church, Mullagh on Sunday. Bishop Monahan referenced the experience Martin brings to the priesthood from his family…

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Scoil Chríost Rí comes alive with the sound of music

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Thirty musical instruments were donated to Scoil Chríost Rí as part of a project that instils a love of music in primary students in Ennis. Cllr Mary Howard has spearheaded the campaign for five years. It is the third year in succession that the Cloughleigh based primary school reaped the rewards of the generous people…

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Gardaí looking for male Opel driver following M18 crash

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Gardaí are anxious to speak to a male driver of a dark coloured Opel Insignia saloon car following Tuesday’s crash on the M18 which claimed the life of Crusheen man, Michael Fogarty. Ennis Garda Station are keen to hear from the Opel driver who they believe may have witnessed the fatal collision between a red Ford…

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Cliffs are Ireland’s second most popular tourist attraction

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The Cliffs of Moher is the second most popular tourist attraction in the country. It saw a seven percent increase in the amount of visitors last year and the world renown Clare attraction continues to be one of the most visited locations in all of Ireland with more than 1 million people arriving to the…

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Clare childcare providers receive €320,000 in funding

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€320,000 in capital funding is to be allocated for fifteen providers of early years and school age childcare in Clare. Funds provided to each of the fifteen vary from €3,000 to €50,000. The contributions will go towards the creation of new childcare places, natural outdoor play areas and the essential maintenance and repair of services.…

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Bishop knew in ‘heart and soul’ appointing priest as principal was right choice

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Fr Ignatius McCormack has completed his first school year as principal of Clare’s largest post-primary school, his appointment by Bishop Fintan Monahan was met with criticism at the time but Monahan remains fully content with the decision. Carmel Honan became the first female principal of St Flannan’s College in 2006 and stepped down last summer…

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Motorway crash claims one life in Ennis

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A male in his sixties died following a road incident in Ennis on Tuesday afternoon. Gardaí and four units from the Clare Fire Service were called upon to the M18 between Barefield and Ennis when a truck and car collided. Shortly upon arriving on the scene, medical professionals pronounced the sole occupant of the car…

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Lifeguard cover extended in Clare this week

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Lifeguard cover will be extended across a selection of Clare beaches this week. Temperatures from 20-24 degrees are forecast for the next couple of days in the county and as a result, lifeguard cover will run from 3:30pm to 7:30pm to cater for after school swimming on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Kilkee, Fanore, Spanish Point,…

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Plans for Ennis supermarket & medical centre rejected

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Planning permission to construct a supermarket, neighbourhood and medical centre on the Kilrush Rd, Ennis has been rejected by An Bord Pleanála. An appeal was launched in October of last year against a decision by Clare County Council which denied an initial proposal by Clare Car & Tractor Parts Ltd and Lohan Property Ltd for…

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