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Clare teens get down to business

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SOME 74 students from 13 local secondary schools in Clare are learning about the world of business by setting up their own enterprises through the Student Enterprise Programme with Local Enterprise Office Clare.   The Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen T.D. has officially launched the…

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Eugenie Bouchard was delighted to meet the locals at the Cliffs of Moher

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INTERNATIONAL tennis star Eugenie Bouchard was spotted enjoying a trip to Ireland in recent days – and of course no trip to Ireland is complete without a visit to the Cliffs Of Moher. The 23-year-old Canadian was on a road trip of Ireland after crashing out of the Luxembourg Open in the semi-final stages, and…

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The top five most haunted places in Clare

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WITH All Hallows Eve almost upon us, what better way to mark the day than taking a look at Co Clare’s most haunted places. Wander here at your own risk and don’t say we didn’t warn you.     Leamaneh Castle Legend has it that Maire Rua (Red Mary), used to hang her handmaidens by…

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Four Clare pubs make Michelin guide

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WE ALL know that Clare’s pubs have the tastiest grub in the country, but now it’s even more official as four of the 30 pubs listed in Michelin’s ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ guide are in the Banner. Though the gastro pubs in East Clare are fantastic, all four pubs named in the guide are from…

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Clare schools ban Halloween clown costumes

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GHOULS, monsters and witches made their way to school this morning, but alas, clowns were few and far between. Most kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes for the last day of school today, but it seems many Clare schools have made the decision to ban clown costumes. A parent posted a message on the…

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Fascinating history of the ESB and Clare

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IT’S hard for most people under a certain vintage to imagine a life without electricity. We plug our smartphones into the wall and wait impatiently for it to juice up, without really thinking about where it comes from. Which is why we here at The Clare Echo were fascinated to learn that in the late…

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Keep woofers locked up this Howl-oween

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CLARE County Dog Warden Frankie Coote is advising all pet owners to make sure they keep their dog away from trick or treaters this Halloween. Frankie advised that a group of excited children with masks can frighten a dog, which can lead to serious biting incidents. “You might have a sign up with ‘dangerous dog’…

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Mother and daughter escape arson attack in Ennis

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A MOTHER and daughter escaped injury following an apparent arson attack at their Co Clare home in the early hours of the morning. The alarm was raised at around 3.30am when neighbours reported that the front door of a house at Davitt Terrace in Ennis was on fire. Fire crews and gardaí from Ennis responded…

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Fabulous cuisine at Burren Food Fayre

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FOODIES are in for a treat this weekend as The Burren Food Fayre returns for its sixth year of showcasing the tastiest morsels Co Clare has to offer. The theme for 2017 is #WildAtlanticFood and it will bring visitors through a Foraging Walk with Oonagh O’Dwyer of Wild Kitchen, screening of an eco film Atlantic,…

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300 new jobs announced for Regeneron in Limerick

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It looks like the recovery is finally making its way to the West as even more new jobs were announced today. Pharmaceutical giants Regeneron will hire 300 bodies to staff the further expansion of its industrial operations and product supply centre in Limerick. The expansion will cost a cool €84.7 million, bringing the total expected…

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