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Stockton’s Wing honoured with Civic Reception

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Stocktons Wing Civic Reception

BY ALL accounts this was a Beautiful Affair – as Ennis band Stockton’s Wing were honoured with a Civic Reception as they celebrate 40 years of their contribution to Irish and folk music in Ireland and abroad. Past and present members of the group, which was formed in Ennis in 1977, gathered at Áras Contae…

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Design team announced for Roslevan social housing scheme

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The social housing scheme planned for Roslevan came a step closer to realisation today as Clare County Council officially appointed the design team for the project. The eight unit scheme in Roslevan is funded by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government and is scheduled for completion in 2019. Almost €1.6 million was…

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Watch: Ten year old superfan pens song for Clooney Quin

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Clooney Quin’s biggest fan 10-year-old Patrick Finneran is creating quite the storm online after writing a song for his heroes. His dad Ciaran said the youngster was inspired to write his first song to give the senior hurling team a boost ahead of the county final against Sixmilebridge. “He said I’m going to write a…

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Ernesto, Kilkee and Shannon: When Che Guevara came to Clare

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WITH An Post releasing a new stamp to commemorate Che Guevara, The Clare Echo has dug through media archives to shed light on the Cuban revolutionary’s trip to Co Clare. The stamp has been released to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of his death on October 9, 1967 – just five years after he met…

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Countdown begins to Clare Community Awards Night

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THE presentation of awards in the 2017 ‘Clare in Bloom’, ‘Best Kept Local Authority Estate’ and ‘Pride of Place’ competitions will be held at Áras Contae an Chláir in Ennis on Tuesday, October 17 at 7pm. The annual Clare Community Awards Night will be hosted by the Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council. We’re big fans…

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Clare parent not informed of drain cleaner issue in phone call from HSE

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THE Clare Echo has learned that a parent who received a phone call from the HSE was not initially informed of the drain cleaner issue at the HSE Dental Clinic in Bindon St, Ennis. Yesterday the HSE closed the dental clinic after it was detected that drain cleaning fluid was mistakenly mixed in with water…

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All out in purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day launch

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IT WAS a sea of (almost) 99 purple balloons yesterday at the launch of the Annual Clare Local Area Network Domestic Violence Awareness Day. This year’s event, ‘Listening to the Child’ provides information and support for women living with domestic violence. Clare Local Area Network Chairperson Sergeant Catriona Holohan said the event provides agencies and…

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