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World’s top golfers have been approached to play Irish Open in Lahinch

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Some of the top golfers in the world could be coming to Co Clare next year for The Irish Open. Paul McGinley who is hosting the European Tour event was the keynote speaker at Shannon Chamber’s Winter Lunch held in Dromoland Castle last week. A video highlighting the beauty of the South West, the proximity…

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Contract signed for Lahinch public toilets

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An upgrade and extension to the existing public toilets in Lahinch are scheduled to open in May 2019. On Tuesday, Clare County Council signed a contract with O’Brien Builders & Civil Engineering Contractors Ltd. for the delivery of an upgrade and extension to the existing public toilets in the seaside town of Lahinch. Included in…

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Retired lifeguard saves tourist from drowning in quicksand

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  A RETIRED US lifeguard was forced to spring in to action and rescue tourists from quicksand on two separate occasions in Lahinch recently. Cary Languirand, who lives in Ennis, rescued a German woman who was stuck up to her waist in quicksand in the river at Liscannor Bridge. He stopped her husband and the…

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Beach-friendly wheelchairs for Lahinch & Kilkee

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Access to two of Clare’s most popular beaches for people with mobility issues has been made much easier thanks to the introduction of beach-friendly wheelchairs. Clare County Council has acquired the specially-designed chairs which are being made available free of charge at Kilkee and Lahinch during July and August. Councillor Michael Begley, Mayor of Clare,…

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Restrictions to remain for ‘a number of weeks’ in parts of Clare

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Water restrictions will continue in Tulla, Lahinch, Lisdoonvarna, Doolin, Liscannor, Ballyvaughan, Kilfenora and surrounding group supply schemes for “a number of weeks”. Irish Water confirmed to The Clare Echo that a wide range of restrictions are remaining over the weekend and into the coming weeks across the county. “Due to the prolonged dry weather conditions…

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Lahinch to get Fleadh treatment ahead of Irish Open

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A paint scheme similar to what was in place for Ennis ahead of the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann looks set to be on its way to Lahinch prior to The Irish Open in 2019. Lahinch councillor, Bill Slattery requested that the buildings on the main street and in close proximity to the golf course be…

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Munster Fleadh in Ennis ‘will be the biggest one ever’

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Visitors from Japan, the UK and beyond will descend on Co Clare from Sunday for Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan Inis 2018. A total of 100,000 people are expected to arrive in the county at different stages for the duration of the eight day festival which sees 3,000 musicians, singers and dancers will take part in…

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More bins & pooper scoopers needed in Lahinch says Slattery

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Problems exist in Lahinch with regard to rubbish and dog droppings according to Cllr Bill Slattery. At the July meeting of the West Clare Municipal District, Cllr Slattery requested Clare County Council “employ an additional General Operative for the duration of the tourist season in Lahinch” and to provide more bins. Acting Senior Executive Engineer,…

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Parts of North Clare hit by water restrictions

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Water restrictions have been put in place in areas of North Clare and will last for the foreseeable future. Arising from the “unprecedented demand on the water supply network”, Irish Water has announced a number of restrictions will apply in an attempt to redistribute supply as a result of the prolonged dry weather conditions. On…

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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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