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Confirmed: Schools advised to shutdown in Clare over storm

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CLARE’S principal emergency response agencies are advising schools to close and members of the public and services providers to avoid any non-urgent travel during Monday due to the Red Alert weather warning in place. The appeal has been issued following a meeting of the Inter Agency Co-ordination group in Ennis this morning (Sunday). Clare County…

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Lee’s Road gets to grips with Cyclocross

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MORE than 80 thrill-seeking cyclists descended on Lee’s Road last week as Clare hosted the Munster Cyclocross CX League, which saw competitors take on jumps, steps, and special features. On Sunday morning last they came from all over Munster and further afield for the start of the Munster Cyclocross CX League Round 1 in John…

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Clare County Council issues severe weather warning

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THE good people at Clare County Council have issued a storm warning for the entire county in advance of severe weather conditions that are expected during Monday. We already warned of the impending upset Hurricane Ophelia is expected to bring as it approaches Ireland on Monday and County Clare has now been upgraded to a…

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What percentage of Clare people consider themselves Catholic?

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COUNTY Clare has long been a bastion of Catholicism and the latest CSO statistics have confirmed as much. Some 98,363 people living in the Banner County consider themselves to be Roman Catholic, and that’s quite the team! But it’s not all good news for the Catholic Church because we’ve taken a closer look at the…

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To drive, or not to drive, that is the question

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Hurricane Ophelia

Road conditions could be pretty dicey this weekend the tail end of Hurricane Ophelia rolls over the Clare coast. The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads over the weekend and on Monday, as Met Éireann has warned that storm-force winds, heavy rain, and high sea levels…

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Volunteers walk in the shoes of the blind with Seeking Vision Clare

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Seeking Vision administrator Eithne Killeen and volunteer Noel Mulconroy

SEEKING Vision Clare marked World Sight Day by giving people an understanding of what it’s like to live in the dark. We met Seeking Vision administrator Eithne Killeen and volunteer Noel Mulconroy, who were walking together down O’Connell Street. Noel was blindfolded, carried a walking cane and was also supported by Eithne. “The help beside…

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