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Fascinating footage of Dromoland Castle will leave you with goosebumps

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THE lovely folks over at the RTE Archives have dug up this clip of Dromoland Castle in the 1960s and although truly fascinating, it is majorly creepy. Scenes from early Dracula movies spring to mind as reporter Desmond Moore takes a tour of the castle and its grounds. Grainy black and white shaky camera shots…

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Number of Clare Gaelgeoirs higher than national average

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CLARE has long been known for its love for all things traditional and now it has added speaking As Gaeilge to the list. New CSO figures have revealed that the Banner County has a higher number of Irish speakers than the national average. A total of 46 per cent of Clare residents can spout the…

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EASI option for Clare artists looking for space to create

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Clare County Council are offering an unbelievable opportunity for local artists to hone their skills. The Clare County Council Arts Office is seeking applications from arts organisations and artists of all disciplines for the use of individual and shared studio spaces at its Ennis Artist Studios Initiative (EASI) facility in Tracklands, Tobartoscáin, Ennis. EASI has…

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Dovile’s Fairytale comes to life with new EP

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MUSIC lovers are in for a treat as Dovile Lee will release her stunning debut EP, My Fairytale, at the end of the month. Originally from Lithuania but living in Ennis for the last 14 years, Dovile co-wrote the lyrics with her husband Barry Lee and Dovile created the melodies. Described by fans as “the…

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Colm Browne is stepping it out for West Clare

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THE people of West Clare are a talented bunch and Cree teenager Colm Browne is no exception. He recently added the title of U18 Rince ar an Sean Nos Steip Beo 2017 Champion to his extensive collection. The 2017 Oireachtas na Samhna festival was held in Killarney, Co. Kerry recently, drawing 10,000 people through the…

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Dave Flynn ORCHESTRAtes success for Clare’s young musicians

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THE Clare Memory Orchestra has come a long way following its debut concert in 2012 where a 15 piece chamber orchestra first performed as the showcase event of Ireland National Culture Night. Now called Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra, they will delight audiences at Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin this weekend. It is the first and…

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