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Tributes paid to the gentle, honest & dignified Peter Considine

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*Peter Considine pictured with Mary Coote Ryan at the final meeting of the Ennis Town Council in May 2014. Photograph: Paschal Brooks  Peter Considine was remembered as a gentle, fair, honest, sage dignified man as well as a adoring husband, father and grandfather who played a central role in the development of a hotel in…

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Will Wars: You can be part of the solution

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We have all heard of turf wars but it’s worth acknowledging that Will wars also take place, writes Sharon Cahir of Cahir & Co Solicitors. I have over the last six months shared the Wisdom of Wills throughout Clare with the Clare Older People’s Council. Everyone I spoke with had heard of an acrimonious story in…

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Fine Gael not taking legal action following election controversy

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*Garret McPhillips. Photograph: Martin Connolly Garret McPhillips has stopped his Fine Gael party from taking legal action following the outcome of a recheck in a dramatic Shannon Municipal District election count on Sunday.

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7 sitting candidates face 3 challengers in Shannon MD

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Though seven sitting councillors are competing against three challengers for the seven seats on offer, the Shannon MD will be a lot tighter than what is suggested on paper.

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Floyd will fight till the bitter end in election bid

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*Joe Floyd It’s never been about voting for the party when it comes to politics for Joe Floyd, rather he opted to go for the candidate he felt had the most integrity, he’s calling on the voters of the Killaloe Municipal District to do likewise.

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Top 10 Songs to Come Out of County Clare!

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How well do you know these songs from County Clare? We’ve all heard the ‘Banner Roar’ or taken off on a drink fuelled rendition of ‘My lovely Rose of Clare’ in the early hours of the morning, at some point in our lives. We’re from Clare after all. It’s in our blood. But do you…

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Amount of cycle lanes in Ennis “is laughable”

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Ennis’ amount of bike lanes “is laughable” according to one of the county’s youngest and most vocal climate change activists.

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Clare Youth Service celebrate 50 years with Kilrush open night

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*Eoin Daly, Kilrush Community Garda, with Julie Queally & Adriona Meere of Clare Youth Service and Margaret Purcell, Juvenile Liaison Officer An Garda Siochána at the recent CYS Open House in Kilrush As part of the 50th anniversary of Clare Youth Service, the public in West Clare were recently invited to view behind the scenes…

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The Clare Echo’s General Knowledge Quiz

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Test your knowledge on our Friday Fun Quiz

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ESCAPE ROOMS come to Ennis

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Escape Rooms Ennis was dreamed up by creative couple Connor & Sarah Donovan. They wanted to combine their love of Escape Games with a way to share Irish Folklore and History with visitors. Whether you are Irish, or just passing through, our games are designed to delight and entertain everyone!Escape Rooms Ennis, Unit 7, Block B, Quin Road Business Park, Ennis, Co. Clare V95 E161(shares an entrance with Banner Martial Arts & Fitness)Tel: (353) 89 440 2259, Email:

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