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Clare Youth Action live by their slogan

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*(L-R): Emma Sams, Caitlin Griffin, Donnacha McManus, Amy Custy, Clodagh Sully, James Sheppard. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare Youth Action’s slogan is to make a difference and their latest video has certainly done that. Today’s world is one centred on social media, with all the clicks, likes, retweets and shares there is a tendency to bandy…

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Susie Q delivers message of hope in new song ‘Hold On’

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*Photograph: Dara Munnis A new song released by Ennistymon based musician Susie Q is being praised for delivering a powerful message of hope. Susan Quirke originally hails from Co. Limerick but recently moved to Clare. She has connections to the county as her grandmother Mary ‘Baby’ O’Shea was from Kilnamona, her sister Caitriona and her…

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Clare v Galway tickets now available online

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Tickets for the Clare v Galway All-Ireland SHC replay are now available to purchase online. It had been thought that members could purchase tickets via their local GAA club but in the last hour it was confirmed that Centra, SuperValu as well as the online allocation is where supporters can get their hands on a…

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VIDEO: Ennis Street Arts Festival comes to a close

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The thirteenth ever Ennis Street Arts Festival has concluded. Urban wildlife has been the theme for this year’s Ennis Street Arts Festival. The event’s founder, Ana Bella Alvarez explained why they opted to focus on it for 2018. “The way that we live today, we take it for granted everything we have around us. We’re…

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Gorse fire causes damage in West Clare

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Over forty acres of gorse was burnt in a fire across West Clare today. A road closure was implemented along the R474 Ennis to Miltown Malbay Rd between the Hand and Inagh following the outbreak of the fire on Tuesday morning. Twenty seven fire personnel from Kilrush, Ennis and Ennistymon had to deal with the…

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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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Watch: From Jamaica to busking in Ennis

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WE’RE big fans here in The Clare Echo of anything creative that makes the streets of our county more lively and vibrant. Ennis gets its fair share of buskers and in recent times you’ll no doubt have noticed a well-dressed man sitting on an amp at the Height while hollering a selection of old American-style…

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Watch: When Ennis won the Information Age Town

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IT’S 20 years ago since Ennis was named Ireland’s Information Age Town and the people of Clare’s capital town celebrated while those on the periphery lived in hope that they too would get a free computer. In a time before drones existed, possibly one of the largest co-ordinated efforts in the town’s bid saw school…

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To Connacht, a hell of a lot faster!

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CLARE’S motorists will cut their commutes to Galway substantially and the north-west from tomorrow, following the opening of the new M17/M18 Gort to Tuam. Locals and tourists alike will no longer be stuck in traffic on what Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) calls ‘single carriageway roads that have deficiencies which restrict safe and efficient movement’. “The…

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Look back: It’s a year since Clarisford Park’s official opening

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CLARISFORD Park in Killaloe is celebrating its first birthday after making headlines throughout the year. The development of the park was a mammoth effort by the Killaloe Ballina community, who came together to do something about the lack of outdoor amenities in the area. The new facility has seen the development of new groups in…

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