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Bus transfers to continue until further notice following Ennis rail flood

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BUS transfers between Ennis and Limerick will continue until further notice, according to Irish rail. The statement comes as the train line was forced to close again over the weekend due to flooding on the track at Ballycar. A spokesperson for Irish Rail said: “Iarnród Éireann will monitor flood levels which are continuing to rise,…

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€23.5 million extra announced for Clare regional roads

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THE potholes on the regional and local roads of Clare may finally have their days numbered, as the government have just announced an extra €23.5 million for improvements. This is a 59% increase on last year’s allocation, according to Minister of State Pat Breen. “This year’s allocation includes funding for improvement works of the bridge at…

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Archive footage shows off Shannon community spirit

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IT’S hard to believe that Shannon had a population of just 2000 people in the late sixties, given that it’s now hit the 10,000 mark. Footage released by the RTE archives today shows how the people of Shannon were building their community with enthusiasm in 1968. The film shows Shannoners getting stuck in together to…

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This is the top performing school in Co Clare

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ST JOSEPH’S Secondary School in Spanish Point is the top performing second level school in Co Clare, according to a new report published by the Sunday Independent. The report analysed levels of third level placement, with results from over 700 schools across Ireland. The secondary school sent 100 per cent of its students to third…

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Martin Daly predicts Clare to get off to winning start against Cavan in Division 2

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WRITING exclusively for The Clare Echo, Clare football legend Martin Daly says a new-look Clare side have the class to overcome Cavan on their visit to Cusack Park this Saturday. With a number of absentees from last year’s team due to a combination of injury, retirement and overseas travel, Colm Collins will be forced to…

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Six Clare attractions shine in Indo Reader Travel Awards

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WE HAVE to say we were feeling pretty proud when we saw how well Co Clare did in the Irish Independent Reader Travel Awards. The Wild Atlantic Way came out on top as Ireland’s number one tourist attraction and voters were mightily impressed with the stunning coastline. “Our judges described the route as a “game-changer”,…

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Your guide to this weekend’s Run Clare Event in Barefield

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THE Run Clare series is almost here and The Clare Echo can’t wait to get their stride on for the first event this Saturday. The organisers have some info for participants to help the first event run smoothly. It takes part in Barefield, County Clare. Barefield is a very small village and they ask that…

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Rose: “I received so much support” from West Clare Cancer Centre

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IN NOVEMBER 2014, after finding a lump the size of a Euro coin, Rose Keane was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Rose had a mammogram, a biopsy and a lumpectomy within three weeks of attending the breast clinic in Limerick. “The first few days of knowing that cancer was in my body and especially my breast…

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Friendliest Place theme for Ennis St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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THERE’S a grand stretch in the evenings and we will be donning the shamrock for St Patrick’s Day in no time at all. With that in mind, Clare County Council is inviting groups, businesses, societies and clubs from all over Clare to take part in the 2018 Ennis St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The theme for…

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Irish wolfhounds return home to Bunratty

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Ronan Behan age 5 from Kildimo County Limerick with the Irish Wolfhounds at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Picture Sean Curtin True Media.

GRAINNE? Niamh? Meadbh? What would you call the Irish Wolfhounds that have been reintroduced to the grounds at Bunratty Castle? Shannon Heritage have given a home to two new female wolfhounds and they want the public to come up with names for them. Wolfhounds were regular guests at the Bunratty Castle from the early days…

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