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Geography, history and sport in Co Clare

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Co Clare’s national treasures

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NATIONAL Treasures has been giving us all of the nostalgia feels over the last few weeks. The aim of the campaign is to crowd-source everyday objects that explore the history of the island of Ireland over the past 100 years. With one episode left in the series, we decided to take a look at some of…

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Throwback Thursday: Martial Law declared in Co Clare

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WITH the centenary anniversary of the War of Independence just around the corner, it’s hardly surprising that on this day in 1921, martial law came into effect in Co Clare. According to various historical sources, Ennis was a hotbed for black and tan activity and British soldiers were a common sight on the streets. Ninety-seven…

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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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Fascinating history of the ESB and Clare

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IT’S hard for most people under a certain vintage to imagine a life without electricity. We plug our smartphones into the wall and wait impatiently for it to juice up, without really thinking about where it comes from. Which is why we here at The Clare Echo were fascinated to learn that in the late…

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