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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Beer Gardens in Clare

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A heatwave is forecast for this week and with this in mind, Aoibhín Garrihy a columnist with The Clare Echo picked her top five beer gardens in the county, this might just be the week to sample her choices.  Pot Duggan’s, Ennistymon One of Clare’s newest additions to the Pub scene is Ennistymon’s Pot Duggan’s and this…

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Killaloe girl is Munster’s best speller

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Twelve year old, Hannah Moroney has won the 2018 Munster Provincial Spelling Bee. Easons in Patrick St, Cork hosted the final with Hannah from Convent Primary School, Killaloe coming out on top. She took first place against five talented young Bees with the word, Abdicate. Hannah will now move forward to compete in the All-Ireland…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Places to picnic in Clare

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We’ve been blessed with the recent good weather and it’s the perfect excuse for a picnic. With this in mind, Love Clare columnist with The Clare Echo, Aoibhín Garrihy picked her top five places to picnic in the county. Try out one of Aoibhín’s recommendations for yourself and be sure to let us know how you get…

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Clare childcare providers receive €320,000 in funding

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€320,000 in capital funding is to be allocated for fifteen providers of early years and school age childcare in Clare. Funds provided to each of the fifteen vary from €3,000 to €50,000. The contributions will go towards the creation of new childcare places, natural outdoor play areas and the essential maintenance and repair of services.…

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Damage at Killaloe Bridge to be repaired

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Damage caused at Killaloe Bridge by a passing truck will be repaired in the coming weeks. At the May meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District, Cllr Tony O’Brien asked for works to be carried out immediately at the busy South East Clare bridge. Last month, a truck hit off the corner of the bridge damaging…

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Clare’s first indoor tennis courts on the way

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KILLALOE Ballina Tennis Club have been allocated €63,000 for the development of two indoor tennis courts under this year’s Sports Capital Grant scheme. Four Clare sports projects were successful in their appeals under this year’s scheme, receiving €240,000 in funding. Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has said that the funding will greatly benefit sports…

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Clare couple brave storm Emma for best day of their lives

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Aine and Ronan's wedding Photo: Gary Collins Photography

STORM Emma managed to shut down the whole country, but it didn’t stop this couple having a white wedding. Aine Cahir from Ennis and Ronan McDonnell from Kilmaley faced huge diversity last Saturday when Storm Emma threw a spanner in the works, but the couple were determined to have a fantastic day regardless of the…

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It’s a long, long way from Clare to Mars

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EDEN crops grown in LIT.

PLANTS cultivated by Killaloe scientist Dr Tracey Larkin and her team at the LIT CELLS research group are destined for life on Mars after a stint in Antartica. They will arrive in Antartica in the coming weeks to be tested in extreme temperatures that replicate those of the red planet. A state-of-the-art plant cultivation facility…

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Aldi granted permission for new Killaloe store

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THERE was another jobs boost for East Clare today as Aldi were granted planning permission for a new store in Killaloe. The international discount food store giant will construct a 10,000 square metres on Abbey Street, Killaloe. The new development will bring more competition to the East Clare town, which already has a Supervalu. “We…

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Our guide to the Winter Solstice in Co Clare

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TOMORROW marks the shortest day of the year and the Winter Solstice will be celebrated all over the country. We here at The Clare Echo feel it should be no different in the Banner county so we have got you covered with our super handy Winter Solstice Guide. You will need to drag yourself out of…

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