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Clare Co Co to erect signs to warn drivers about Ennis wild goats

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CLARE County Council have confirmed that they plan to erect signage to warn drivers about the feral goat herd roaming Ennis. “A number of wild goats are located in the vicinity of the Rocky Road. Clare County Council is erecting signage on N85 and N68 alerting road users to their presence,” a spokesperson for the…

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‘Calm with Horses’ looking for Co Clare extras

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THIS is not a drill, people! Calm with Horses is due to start filming in Clare and Galway over the next couple of weeks and they are looking for extras to fill in the gaps over the next couple of months. The feature debut of Nick Rowland starring Cosmo Jarvis, Barry Keoghan and Niamh Algar…

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Community Spotlight: Happy 101st Birthday

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Violet Houlihan and her grandaughter Karinah

HAPPY 101st birthday to Violet Houlihan who resides in Kilrush. The above photo captures a momentous occasion of Volet Houlihan’s 101st birthday celebration on April 23 with her grandaughter, 26-year-old Karinah lek Houlihan from Ennis. Violet is a native of Seafield, Quilty where the family had a pub before moving to Vandeleur Street in Kilrush,…

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New interactive map shows Clare shipwrecks

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EVER looked out over the horizon and wondered what lies beneath the blue? The Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht has just launched a new interactive map with details of all of the shipwrecks recorded off the Co Clare coast (as well as country wide). The ‘Wreck Viewer’ map has information on nearly 20,000…

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Co Clare’s national treasures

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NATIONAL Treasures has been giving us all of the nostalgia feels over the last few weeks. The aim of the campaign is to crowd-source everyday objects that explore the history of the island of Ireland over the past 100 years. With one episode left in the series, we decided to take a look at some of…

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Bishop Monahan: ‘God only decides who should live or die’

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Bishop Fintan Monahan

BISHOP of Killaloe Fintan Monahan is pleading with voters to vote no in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment. He believes the right to life is sacred and a most fundamental human right and that human life should be protected from the moment of conception until natural death. “A ‘Níl’ vote in the referendum…

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Ennis ready to tidy up

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Cormac McCarthy of Ennis Tidy Towns with Cllr Mary Howard and Clare Echo editor Stuart Holly

THE Clare Echo has teamed up with Ennis Tidy Towns to bring 7,000 readers an adhesive poster explaining how to recycle responsibly. The adhesive poster (below), which was printed locally by Real Print on the Quin Road, is perfect for attaching to your fridge door, kitchen cabinet or underside of your wheelie bin lid. It…

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Clare schoolgirl saves man from drowning

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Laura McDonnell. Photo by Catriona McDonnell

SEVENTEEN year old Clare schoolgirl Laura McDonnell has been praised for her quick thinking after saving John Meredith’s life. Both Laura and John, who is in his 60s, were competing in the Surf Life Saving GB National Pool Championships in Cardiff recently. John had finished his race and was resting in the pool, but by the…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Al Fresco Dining Options in Clare

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O'Looney's, Lahinch

HALF of the Clare Echo team had some class of sunburn when we arrived in to the office on Monday morning following the decent weather over the weekend. We don’t condone burning ourselves to a crisp and we are all about the sun safety, but God knows we have to make the most of the…

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Ibram: ‘Ireland did a very good thing to Syria. They welcomed us here.’

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TWENTY year old Syrian Imad Ibrahim has melted the hearts of the people of Clare with a beautiful gesture. He wanted to do something to thank Irish people for welcoming Syrians into the country, so he took to the streets of Ennis with a sign and a handful of roses. “Ireland did a very good…

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