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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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Photo: Julie Tillett

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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Holy Island one step closer to becoming tourist mecca

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IT LOOKS like Holy Island in Lough Derg is set to be developed as a tourist attraction sooner rather than later. The Visitor Management and Sustainable Tourism Development Plan by Clare County Council was issued to Elected Members in the last few days, and it is planned to issue a number to the local community…

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Road closed at Ardcloony due to collision

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A ROAD in East Clare is closed due to a collision this morning. AA reports confirm that the road is closed just outside Killaloe. The report states: “The O’Briensbridge Rd (R463) is closed until further notice at Ardcloony approximately three kilometres outside Killaloe due to a collision”. Check out https://www.theaa.ie/roadwatch/newsroom/ for updates.

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Clare Echo heads to Killaloe for women’s business event

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WE’RE all about promoting local business and that’s why The Clare Echo is heading to Killaloe next month to meet female entrepreneurs from across the county. Local Enterprise Office Clare will co-host a networking event for local female entrepreneurs in Killaloe as part of National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED) 2017, an event for aspiring female…

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Look back: It’s a year since Clarisford Park’s official opening

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CLARISFORD Park in Killaloe is celebrating its first birthday after making headlines throughout the year. The development of the park was a mammoth effort by the Killaloe Ballina community, who came together to do something about the lack of outdoor amenities in the area. The new facility has seen the development of new groups in…

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