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West Clare widower ordained to priesthood

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A West Clare widower and father of one was ordained as a priest at the weekend. Quilty man, Martin Shanahan was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Killaloe by Bishop Fintan Monahan celebrated in Saint Mary’s Church, Mullagh on Sunday. Bishop Monahan referenced the experience Martin brings to the priesthood from his family…

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O’Dea back training ahead of camogie championship opener

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Clare travel to Galway on Saturday for their opening game in the 2018 All-Ireland senior camogie championship. Patricia O’Grady’s side perform in the curtain raiser for the Leinster senior hurling tie between Galway and Dublin in Pearse Stadium. In their last championship meeting, six points was the difference as Galway recorded a 2-11 0-11 win…

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Scoil Chríost Rí comes alive with the sound of music

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Thirty musical instruments were donated to Scoil Chríost Rí as part of a project that instils a love of music in primary students in Ennis. Cllr Mary Howard has spearheaded the campaign for five years. It is the third year in succession that the Cloughleigh based primary school reaped the rewards of the generous people…

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Cliffs are Ireland’s second most popular tourist attraction

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The Cliffs of Moher is the second most popular tourist attraction in the country. It saw a seven percent increase in the amount of visitors last year and the world renown Clare attraction continues to be one of the most visited locations in all of Ireland with more than 1 million people arriving to the…

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Martin Daly: Why Clare can’t beat Kerry

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Clare threw in the towel too early in their defeat to a stunning Kerry, says The Clare Echo columnist Martin Daly, but that’s not the reason why the Kingdom always have our number.  THE defining moment at Fitzgerald Stadium last Sunday came well after the outcome had been decided. I say defining moment, because although the act…

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‘1,100k took me 66 hours; you have to keep moving’

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AT THE beginning of May in only his third long distance event, Noel Cusack cycled five hundred miles nonstop in the Joe Barr 500. Mental toughness doesn’t do the feat justice – it took the Clare man just over 42 hours non-stop in the saddle to get to the finish line. A sore bum, for…

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Clare childcare providers receive €320,000 in funding

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€320,000 in capital funding is to be allocated for fifteen providers of early years and school age childcare in Clare. Funds provided to each of the fifteen vary from €3,000 to €50,000. The contributions will go towards the creation of new childcare places, natural outdoor play areas and the essential maintenance and repair of services.…

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Bishop knew in ‘heart and soul’ appointing priest as principal was right choice

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Fr Ignatius McCormack has completed his first school year as principal of Clare’s largest post-primary school, his appointment by Bishop Fintan Monahan was met with criticism at the time but Monahan remains fully content with the decision. Carmel Honan became the first female principal of St Flannan’s College in 2006 and stepped down last summer…

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Collins at odds to explain Kerry display

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Sunday in Killarney is an occasion that followers of Gaelic Football in Co Clare will be keen to forget. Twenty two points separated the teams when Barry Cassidy blew the final whistle at Fitzgerald Stadium. It marked the single biggest defeat endured by Clare during Colm Collins’ reign as senior football boss. Understandably he was…

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Lifeguard cover extended in Clare this week

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Lifeguard cover will be extended across a selection of Clare beaches this week. Temperatures from 20-24 degrees are forecast for the next couple of days in the county and as a result, lifeguard cover will run from 3:30pm to 7:30pm to cater for after school swimming on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Kilkee, Fanore, Spanish Point,…

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