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Growing more community spirit with horticulture project

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THE lovely people of the Loop Head peninsula have come together to create a horticulture project, designed to bring people closer this winter.   Loophead Peninsula Horticulture and Gardening Project hope to purchase a geodesic dome (polytunnel) to enable horticultural and gardening activities to take place in the West Clare community.   They also hope…

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Malaria carrying mosquitos found at Shannon Airport

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AH, HOLIDAYS. Nothing beats it. The sunshine on our face, the sand between our toes, the cocktails by the pool and the itchy welts the size of grapes all over us from the bloody mosquitoes. They’re a friendly reminder of the trip, even for a week or two after we get back to the daily…

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Road closed at Ardcloony due to collision

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A ROAD in East Clare is closed due to a collision this morning. AA reports confirm that the road is closed just outside Killaloe. The report states: “The O’Briensbridge Rd (R463) is closed until further notice at Ardcloony approximately three kilometres outside Killaloe due to a collision”. Check out https://www.theaa.ie/roadwatch/newsroom/ for updates.

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Head Clearing Hangouts in Clare

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Lough Derg Way

SITTING in a stuffy office all day can leave you with a severe case of cabin fever, especially when the weather is less than tropical. Sometimes you just have to wrap up, grab the umbrella, get the dog off the couch and head out into the elements. Our fabulous resident columnist Aoibhín Garrihy has put…

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From bean to bar tonight at Suas coffee house

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Stephen Leighton

COFFEE lovers are in for a treat this evening as Ennis coffee house Suas will offer an insight into the coffee growing world. Green Coffee Buyer and Coffee Roaster, Stephen Leighton from Hasbean Coffee, UK is coming to Ennis to launch his debut book, Coffeeography: The Coffee Producers. Alejandro Martinez from Finca Argentina, El Salvador,…

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Shots fired at a house in Clarecastle

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ENNIS Gardai have confirmed that shots were fired at a house in Clarecastle on Friday night. The incident occurred around 10.30pm on Friday, November 3. The occupants of a house in Clarehill, Clarecastle thought they heard fireworks being discharged. A car was seen leaving the estate imediately after the incident. Clare Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant…

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Tuamgraney to build on Clare in Bloom success with new tourism project

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St Cronan’s 10th Century Church

CLARE in Bloom 2017 winner Tuamgraney is looking to build on its success by starting a tourism project in the area. A public consultation evening is to be held on Wednesday November 15 to mark the start of the preparation of a feasibility study into developing a tourism project. In recognition of the potential for…

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Decision to be made on Caitriona Lucas stamp before Christmas

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Caitriona Lucas

THE campaign to get Coastguard volunteer Caitriona Lucas’ artwork on a stamp may come to fruition before Christmas. An Post confirmed today that they hope to make a decision on the submission before the end of the year. A spokesperson for An Post commented that Caitriona’s artwork is among a number of projects currently under…

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Bourke’s celebrate 21st birthday in style

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Patrick Bourke

THERE are some serious bargains to be had at Patrick Bourke’s Menswear in Ennis this weekend as the store celebrates their 21st birthday. Proprietor Patrick Bourke said the SALE-abration Saturday evening from six will be an event not to be and customers will be able to avail of 21 per cent off their favourite brands…

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