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Shots fired at a house in Clarecastle

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ENNIS Gardai have confirmed that shots were fired at a house in Clarecastle on Friday night.

The incident occurred around 10.30pm on Friday, November 3.

The occupants of a house in Clarehill, Clarecastle thought they heard fireworks being discharged.

A car was seen leaving the estate imediately after the incident.

Clare Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Joe Downey said: “On further inspection of a house bullet holes were noticed and shell casings were discovered on the ground nearby. The Gardai were called and an investigation was launched”.

A car was later found burnt out between Clarecastle and Dromoland at Mauusmore.


Elaine has been a member of staff with The Clare Echo since its foundation in October 2017. The paper's first Chief Reporter, the Kilrush woman is now working as a sub-editor in our busy newsroom. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters in Journalism. Elaine briefly worked with the RTE Investigations Unit on the Standards in Public Office investigation before returning to Clare to continue her career as a reporter with the Clare People where she spent nine months as the West Clare correspondent and also covered the 2016 General Election and 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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