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Gordon Deegan: ‘It is hard not to be affected by some of the stories I cover’

The Sunday Read series continues with Gordon Deegan, one of Ireland’s most prolific freelance reporters. Photo by Natasha Barton. THE name Gordon Deegan is a recognisable one for the newspaper disciples in Clare.  The Ennis native contributes to both The Clare Echo and Clare Champion, and his journalism – whether it be anything from planning, to …

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Podcast: ‘As a travel writer, it was vital I stopped flying’ for climate reasons

The Clare Echo has teamed up with Ennis native & podcast host Fergal O’Keeffe to bring you his new series, Travel Tales with Fergal. The podcast aims to share soul-lifting travel memoirs about day-dream worthy destinations. The renowned travel writer and documentaries maker Manchan Magan spoke on the Travel Tales with Fergal Podcast this week …

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Listen now: Travel influencer couple join Fergal from Mexico

The Clare Echo has teamed up with Ennis native & podcast host Fergal O’Keeffe to bring you his new series, Travel Tales with Fergal. The podcast aims to share soul-lifting travel memoirs about day-dream worthy destinations. Mexico has become a mecca for travel influencers, jet-setting celebrities and hippies as they flock to Tulum on the …

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ENNIS TO HOST SEMINAR ON MAJOR IRISH LANGUAGE INITIATIVE

 A seminar on a recently launched Government initiative to promote Irish in areas outside of the Gaeltacht will be held in Ennis this week -end. The seminar or ‘Tionól’ will take place in the Auburn Lodge Hotel on Friday and Saturday and is being hosted by Conradh na Gaeilge in association with An Clár as Gaeilge, the community partnership project set up to promote the language in County Clare.

Cracking dishes at LeCroque

Located n the busy Market Square of Ennis, LeCroque offers French style sandwiches and Moroccan style cuisine. LeCroque is run by Fatima and John who recently moved to the Market from Parnell street. We arrived at LeCroque around 1pm to have some lunch and were greeted by their friendly staff and showed to our table during a busy lunchtime. LeCroque offer two unique menus as well as some tasty specials. One menu offers LeCroque sandwiches. Croque monsieur sandwiches are a popular french style which translates to mister crunch, LeCroque have several variations of this toasted sandwich. Croque, which means to crunch or bite, also serve a selection of amazing Moroccan dishes, salads, sandwiches and cakes. So whether you are looking a classic Moroccan tagine or just a coffee and bun LeCroque covers everything.

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