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Two bonfires and male pulled from river on Halloween night

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Clare County Fire and Rescue Service responded to 2 bonfire incidents on Halloween night. Both incidents occurred in the Cloughleigh area of Ennis. The overall cost associated with the call out of the Fire Service to these incidents was approximately €2,000. The cost associated with the clean-up of the bonfire sites has not yet been…

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Aoibhín Garrihy’s: Top Five Halloween Hide Outs in Clare

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1. Ollie’s Ghost Tour Take a jaunt back in time with tour guide Ollie Gleeson, as he creates a fun Halloween themed walking tour for children through Parnell Street and it’s spooktacular bow-ways and lanes to hear all about the characters that walked the streets before us on Saturday 27th October. Parnell Street’s eery backdrop…

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Sixty per cent reduction on Halloween bonfire callouts

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CLARE County Fire and Rescue Service responded to a total of seven bonfire incidents during the Halloween period. The Fire Service attended five incidents in Ennis and one incident each in Newmarket on Fergus and Shannon between Sunday October 29 and Tuesday October 31. Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer Angela Naughton said: “There was a…

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The top five most haunted places in Clare

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WITH All Hallows Eve almost upon us, what better way to mark the day than taking a look at Co Clare’s most haunted places. Wander here at your own risk and don’t say we didn’t warn you.     Leamaneh Castle Legend has it that Maire Rua (Red Mary), used to hang her handmaidens by…

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Clare schools ban Halloween clown costumes

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GHOULS, monsters and witches made their way to school this morning, but alas, clowns were few and far between. Most kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes for the last day of school today, but it seems many Clare schools have made the decision to ban clown costumes. A parent posted a message on the…

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Keep woofers locked up this Howl-oween

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CLARE County Dog Warden Frankie Coote is advising all pet owners to make sure they keep their dog away from trick or treaters this Halloween. Frankie advised that a group of excited children with masks can frighten a dog, which can lead to serious biting incidents. “You might have a sign up with ‘dangerous dog’…

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Mother and daughter escape arson attack in Ennis

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A MOTHER and daughter escaped injury following an apparent arson attack at their Co Clare home in the early hours of the morning. The alarm was raised at around 3.30am when neighbours reported that the front door of a house at Davitt Terrace in Ennis was on fire. Fire crews and gardaí from Ennis responded…

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‘Ennis Creative Quarter’ to host Halloween Parade

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WHEN you step into Parnell Street and its intricate network of bow-ways and lanes on Saturday October 28, be prepared to be afraid…be VERY afraid. The traders of Parnell Street, High Street, Salthouse Lane, Chapel Lane, Merchant’s Square Cabey’s Lane and Wood Quay – collectively known as ‘Ennis Creative Quarter’ have come together to together…

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