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Top 5 ways to spend the last days of Summer

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A trip to the Island While the Aran Islands themselves belong to Galway, Inis Oirr is nearer to Clare and so I think it’s ok to include it in this week’s Love Clare column. I can’t think of a better way to spend a day/week/month during the summer months for families of all ages. Take…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Beer Gardens in Clare

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A heatwave is forecast for this week and with this in mind, Aoibhín Garrihy a columnist with The Clare Echo picked her top five beer gardens in the county, this might just be the week to sample her choices.  Pot Duggan’s, Ennistymon One of Clare’s newest additions to the Pub scene is Ennistymon’s Pot Duggan’s and this…

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Ronan Scully: Thank you for being my dad

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I was so lucky and blessed to spend a few days with my dad recently in the company of family members and grandchildren at my beautiful daughters eighth birthday celebrations. A great time of blessing to experience in anyone’s book. It got me thinking with Father’s day just upon us that the occasion of Father’s…

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Eoin Neylon: Christmas for political nerds

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Eoin Neylon, The Clare Echo’s Political Columnist examines the political landscape in Clare following the publication of a report by the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee. For a political nerd, Thursday morning was like Christmas. There’s nothing more we love than an excuse to pour over facts and figures and break out the maps to…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Places to picnic in Clare

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We’ve been blessed with the recent good weather and it’s the perfect excuse for a picnic. With this in mind, Love Clare columnist with The Clare Echo, Aoibhín Garrihy picked her top five places to picnic in the county. Try out one of Aoibhín’s recommendations for yourself and be sure to let us know how you get…

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Ronan Scully: An exam prayer

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‘At this very moment there are thousands of young people, God bless them, across Ireland about to take the Leaving Cert or the Junior Cert exams’ The month of June is upon us and the end of the school year has come. What does this mean? “Summer exams” and I mean the Junior Cert and…

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Eoin Neylon: Ireland saw spate of Trumpian tactics

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MY FIRST Clare Echo column began with the words “Where Clare leads, Ireland follows”. Last Saturday, that mantra held true as the county’s voters pointed the way for Ireland with a resounding Yes vote. Where as many thought the proposal to repeal the 8th amendment would win, no-one saw the scale of that win coming.…

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Martin Daly: Clare show cutting edge in Munster opener

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CLARE’S free-scoring forwards can trouble Kerry but defenders need to stand up and be counted according to The Clare Echo’s Gaelic Football columnist Martin Daly. Clare’s footballers showed every bit of their Division 2 class on Saturday as they easily broke down their Division 4 counterparts Limerick, in what was a fourth consecutive Munster quarter-final…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Golf Holes in Clare

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It has been an extremely exciting week in Clare knowing the Irish Open is coming to Lahinch next year and we will get an opportunity to showcase the beauty of the county and it’s golfing gems. With this in mind, I asked renowned Clare golfer and expert in this area, PGA Golf Professional Padraig McGrath,…

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Fianna Fáil’s inactivity in Clare ‘perplexing’

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By Eoin Neylon With Fine Gael and Sinn Féin relatively set in Clare for the next General Election, it’s now the time for the Fianna Fáil faithful in the county to go about selecting their candidates for the upcoming election. Fine Gael are likely to add one of either Mary Howard or Martin Conway to…

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