*Sarah Ferrigan and Sarah Clancy in Shannon. Photograph c/o: @sarahmaintains US Vice President Mike Pence’s coming to Clare “is more a cause for concern than celebration” according to campaigners living in the county.
*Patrick Kelly, Imogene Toft, James Toft. Clare motorcyclist James Toft smashed world records on his last visit to Pendine Sands, now he’s putting the final touches on preparations on the return trip and he’s bringing with more competitors.
Two Clare communities have recorded improvements in the latest litter survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL).
Bathing restrictions at Lahinch have been lifted.
*Lahinch Beach. Photograph: Sue Pollard Elevated levels of bacteria in the water have led to the introduction of a do not swim warning in Lahinch.
*A kite surfer in Lahinch. Photograph: Brian Arthur Lahinch is the focus of a RTÉ TWO documentary which airs tonight (Tuesday).
This summer has been the quietest in East Clare in over two decades according to hospitality providers in the region.
*Lahinch Beach. Photograph: Martin Connolly Public bathing restrictions at Lahinch have been lifted since early on Friday afternoon.
*Photograph: Martin Connolly Bathing advisory notices remain in place for Lahinch.
Condolences have been expressed and memories retold in North Clare this week following the death of Saoirse Kennedy-Hill, granddaughter of former US Senator Robert F Kennedy.