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Old Ground recognised as one of Ireland’s top hotels

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The Flynn family owned Old Ground Hotel, Ennis received an Award of Excellence at the recent 29th CIE Tours International Annual Awards of Excellence held in Dublin’s City Hall at a prestigious ceremony. CIE is one of Ireland’s leading tour operators, and the largest carrier of North American visitors into Ireland each year. The coveted…

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Three Clare heroes honoured at Irish Water Safety Awards

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THREE Clare heroes were honoured by Irish Water Safety at their National Awards Ceremony in Dublin Castle this week. Bernard and Roisin Cahill both received a Just in Time award for their bravery, following their rescue of two swimmers last summer. They were driving home from work when they noticed two people swimming towards what…

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Everything’s coming up Kilrush

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Pictured collecting the award is Padraic McElwee, Head of Local Enterprise Office Clare; Cllr Pat Burke, Leas-Cathaoirleach Clare Co Co; Cllr Ian Lynch; Charlie Glynn; Marie Meehan, Head of BOI Clare; and Noel Crowe, Manager BOI Kilrush.

IT’S been a great month for Kilrush as they were recently crowned Munster Regional Winner in the 2017 Bank of Ireland Enterprising Towns Awards. Independent Councillor Ian Lynch and Kilrush Chamber of Commerce member Charlie Glynn put together a proposal and had a gruelling three hour adjudication the from Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town judging…

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St Francis Credit Union come out on top at FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards

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William Cahir President Ennis Chamber of Commerce, Louis Fay General Manager St Francis Credit Union (overall winner) and Mike Byrne MD of Acton BV. Photo: Mike Mulcaire

THERE were major celebrations in Ennis over the weekend as St Francis Credit Union were crowned Overall Winners at the FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards. St Francis Credit Union General Manager Louis Fay was delighted to accept the award for Customer Service Excellence and said he was bowled over when St Francis Credit Union Ennis was announced…

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Scattery Island is West Clare’s own little EDEN

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Scattery Island. Pic: Scattery Island Heritage and Development

WE THINK we heard a Banner Roar in Kilrush today, as Scattery Island has been crowned the winner of the 2017 European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) award. EDEN is an EU project promoting sustainable tourism development and is held every two years in 29 member states. Scattery Island Heritage and Development Chairperson Diarmuid Whelan said…

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Local heroes recognised at Community Awards Night

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Mayor of Clare Tom McNamara holds the Betty Devanny award with members of the late Betty Devannys family L-R Sean, Sinead, Orla, Niamh and Sean Og.Pic Arthur Ellis

Dozens of community and residents groups from across Clare gathered at Áras Contae on Chláir in Ennis last night for the annual Clare County Council Community Awards Night.   The winners of the ‘Best Kept Local Authority Estates’ and ‘Clare in Bloom’ competitions for 2017 were announced while Clare’s participants in this year’s IPB Pride…

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Gallery: Clare’s Older Peoples Volunteer of the Year awards

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HERE at Clare Echo HQ, we love highlighting local people being honoured for doing brilliant things. Currently National Positive Aging Week is being celebrated nationwide, and to coincide with that the Clare Older Peoples Volunteer of the Year awards took place yesterday at the Templegate Hotel in Ennis. Local photographer Arthur Ellis was on hand…

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