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‘Ennis a perfect fit for traditional festivals’

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*Dancer Zoe Keane with Joe Arkins and Mayor of Ennis, Cllr Clare Colleran Molloy. Photograph: Martin Connolly “In Clare we know how it’s done” was the message driven home as plans for this year’s Munster Fleadh were discussed this week. Joe Arkins, Frank Whelan and Therese McInerney addressed members of the Ennis Municipal District this …

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‘No one could imitate Tommy’s unique bowing style’

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TRIBUTES have been paid to the late Tommy Peoples, one of Co Clare’s most prolific musicians. Tommy passed away last Friday at the age of 70. Originally from St Johnstone in Donegal, Tommy lived in Toonagh, just outside Ennis, for the last 30 years. Chairman of last year’s All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil Committee and driving …

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“Significant windfall” predicted from Munster Fleadh

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“A significant windfall for businesses in the town” has been predicted for traders in Ennis ahead of Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan Inis 2018. Frank Whelan was Chairman of the Fleadh Cheoil Committee for the All-Ireland event staged in Ennis last year. He was present at the launch of the Munster Fleadh and is confident it …

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