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Holy Island one step closer to becoming tourist mecca

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IT LOOKS like Holy Island in Lough Derg is set to be developed as a tourist attraction sooner rather than later. The Visitor Management and Sustainable Tourism Development Plan by Clare County Council was issued to Elected Members in the last few days, and it is planned to issue a number to the local community…

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Future of East Clare Golf Club secured with €20m investment plan by East Clare Development Village

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New management company sets out five-year redevelopment plan for golf course and resort East Clare Development Village, the new management company behind East Clare Golf Club, has announced details of its ambitious €20 million redevelopment plan for the course and surrounding resort. The redevelopment will take place over the next five years in four or…

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On the road to nowhere: Councillor calls for confusing road sign to be replaced

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INDEPENDENT Councillor Michael Begley has called for a road sign for Sixmilebridge that is constantly pointing in the wrong direction to be replaced. The sign was damaged after being struck by a vehicle (thankfully no-one was injured) and the sign has turned into a weather vane. For those of you who don’t live in the…

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Patrick Mungovan’s appeal to help the homeless this Christmas

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THIS time of year can be very tough for a lot of people, but especially so for those who are homeless. With this in mind, Quilty man Patrick Mungovan decided that something needed to be done to help those in need this Christmas. Patrick was shopping in Limerick last Christmas when he came across a…

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Briscoe: Seven seat Swede has exceptional styling

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Volvo XC90 D4 R-Design

SO YOU were happy ferrying your little bundles of joy around in your five-seater saloon and suddenly you have a few more kids than you had planned. There are of course the classic soccer mom/dad wagons, but why not opt for something a little more stylish? Our resident motoring expert Neil Briscoe has you covered…

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New Killaloe Sailing Club facilities schooner rather than later

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Killaloe Sailing Club Regatta 2017

IT’S anchors away for Killaloe Sailing Club as they have been granted planning permission for their new state of the art facilities. The new development will incorporate new changing rooms with showers, a balconied viewing area overlooking the lake, an office and common area with kitchenette, plus improved boat and car parking. Club Commodore Pat…

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Fascinating footage of Dromoland Castle will leave you with goosebumps

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THE lovely folks over at the RTE Archives have dug up this clip of Dromoland Castle in the 1960s and although truly fascinating, it is majorly creepy. Scenes from early Dracula movies spring to mind as reporter Desmond Moore takes a tour of the castle and its grounds. Grainy black and white shaky camera shots…

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Storm Caroline is on her way to the Banner County

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IT SEEMS we could have a white Christmas earlier than we hoped for this year, as Met Eireann have warned that storm Caroline is on her way to the West Coast. There may have been autumnal notes in the air this morning, but the weather is due to turn Baltic on Thursday. Met Eireann have…

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A Christmas Wish for Fíona

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CLARE is truly upping its Christmas song game this year as Corofin singer-songwriter Fíona Guiheen is releasing not one, but two absolutely stunning festive songs. She is just about to release a Christmas EP called ‘A Christmas Wish,’ which features two songs; A Christmas Wish & Deep Peace. A Christmas Wish is a brand new…

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Clare Priests to bring Mercy to the Mall

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L-R: Fr Tom Ryan PP Shannon, Bishop Fintan Monahan , Anne Moloney Ennis and Pat Kelly Manager

BISHOP Fintan Monahan and his posse of priests will hold their third annual Mercy on The Mall day at the Skycourt Shopping Centre this Friday. From 1pm to 6pm, 20 Priests will make themselves available to shoppers and people in Skycourt who would like to avail of the opportunity for Confession, a chat or a blessing.…

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