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Taylor becomes Clare’s first openly gay politician

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Kilkee’s Mike Taylor is Clare’s first openly gay politician after his place on Fine Gael’s ticket for the 2019 local elections was confirmed. On Thursday, the twenty year old was selected alongside Cllr Gabriel Keating for Fine Gael in the Kilrush electoral area. He joined the party in 2011 off the back of the General…

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Rail spur line to Shannon Airport will close the gap with Dublin

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*Jackie Whelan. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan A prominent Clare businessman has declared a spur line to Shannon Airport will result in increased passengers and more people staying in the West of Ireland. Jackie Whelan is the owner of the West Clare Railway, Tullagower Quarries and alongside his wife Pauline is the co-owner of The Railway Bar…

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Tour bus operators receive no financial incentives to visit Cliffs

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No incentives are given to tour bus operators that travel to the Cliffs of Moher. Clare is home to Ireland’s second most popular tourist attraction and subsequently large amounts of tour buses travel to the Cliffs of Moher daily. Individuals involved in the hospitality and tourism sector have spoken about the how the amount of…

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Blake’s Corner hindering economic development in Ennistymon

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Fianna Fáil’s only candidate for the Ennistymon electoral area has singled out fixing Blake’s Corner as a key aim in his bid to be re-elected. Cllr Richard Nagle was co-opted onto Clare County Council in 1997 and has been a permanent fixture since. On Sunday, he was one of two nominees at the Fianna Fáil…

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New members appointed to Cliffs of Moher Board

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*Photograph: Eamon Ward A nine member Board of Cliffs of Moher Centre Ltd has been finalised. Clare County Council has announced the appointment of new members to the Board as part of its ongoing commitment to developing the world famous tourist attraction. The new members will be involved in overseeing the policy planning and governance…

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Cliffs are Ireland’s second most popular tourist attraction

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The Cliffs of Moher is the second most popular tourist attraction in the country. It saw a seven percent increase in the amount of visitors last year and the world renown Clare attraction continues to be one of the most visited locations in all of Ireland with more than 1 million people arriving to the…

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Burren traffic is ‘making life hell’

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Traffic in the Burren is making lives hell for residents and farmers. That was the view expressed by Cllr Pat Hayes who sought an update on a proposed traffic management plan and when it would be implemented at the May meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District. Cllr Hayes says he has received several complaints from…

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Burren included in European Geotourism route

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Mullaghmore. Photo: Julie Tillett

A popular Clare destination has been included a new cultural route launching across Europe. The Burren & Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark has been inserted into The European Atlantic Geotourism Route. This celebrates outstanding geological landscapes and has been created to support the development of Geotourism in the European Atlantic Area. The destinations span…

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Blake’s Corner won’t be ready for Irish Open in Lahinch

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A SOLUTION to Blake’s Corner, Ennistymon will not be in place until after The Irish Open takes place in Lahinch next year. Commuters to Lahinch and the Cliffs of Moher are well adverse to the long delays endured when passing through Ennistymon as a consequence of Blake’s Corner. With the positive news that Lahinch Golf…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Ways to be the ultimate tourist in the Banner this St Patricks Weekend

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IT’S often said that locals can be the worst for not exploring their own areas, even when there are some spectacular sights on their own doorstep. So take the opportunity this St Patrick’s weekend and become a tourist in your very own county. If you’re looking for some inspo to get you started, take a…

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