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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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Lifeguard cover extended in Clare this week

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Lifeguard cover will be extended across a selection of Clare beaches this week. Temperatures from 20-24 degrees are forecast for the next couple of days in the county and as a result, lifeguard cover will run from 3:30pm to 7:30pm to cater for after school swimming on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Kilkee, Fanore, Spanish Point,…

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Professional golfers on lookout for Lahinch houses

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PROFESSIONAL golfers competing at the 2019 Irish Open in Lahinch Golf Club will be renting local properties for the duration of the tournament, The Clare Echo can reveal. While spectators and tourists will book hotels and accommodation at Lahinch and surrounding areas, competitors will stay away from the hype by staying in their own rented…

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Lahinch ‘didn’t approach’ European tour

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LAHINCH did not launch an official independent bid to host the Irish Open next year, it can be confirmed, with the revelation that the North Clare links course was singled out by Paul McGinley and European Tour officials as a potential location for the multi-million euro event. Speaking to The Clare Echo, General Manager at…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Golf Holes in Clare

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It has been an extremely exciting week in Clare knowing the Irish Open is coming to Lahinch next year and we will get an opportunity to showcase the beauty of the county and it’s golfing gems. With this in mind, I asked renowned Clare golfer and expert in this area, PGA Golf Professional Padraig McGrath,…

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Blake’s Corner won’t be ready for Irish Open in Lahinch

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A SOLUTION to Blake’s Corner, Ennistymon will not be in place until after The Irish Open takes place in Lahinch next year. Commuters to Lahinch and the Cliffs of Moher are well adverse to the long delays endured when passing through Ennistymon as a consequence of Blake’s Corner. With the positive news that Lahinch Golf…

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9 Clare Beaches Retain Blue Flag

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Nine Clare beaches have been awarded the prestigious International Blue Flag from An Taisce. Lahinch, Kilkee, Whitestrand Miltown Malbay, Ballycuggeran, Cappa, Fanore, Spanish Point, Mountshannon and Whitestrand Doonbeg all retained their Blue Flag status. Green Coast Awards were also awarded for the second year running to the beaches at Bishops Quarter (Ballyvaughan), Seafield (Quilty) and…

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Clare filmmaker nominated for IFTA

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WITH only two days to go until the IFTAs, we’ve got all of our fingers and toes crossed for Clare filmmaker Katrina Costello. Her drama documentary, The Silver Branch, has been nominated for the Best Irish Feature Documentary Award and we bet it will win hand’s down. “I’m honoured and humbled, it took me five…

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Soroptimists get jazzy for the RNLI

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SOROPTIMISTS  International Ennis and District will host a Jazz Brunch on Sunday, February 11 in the Old Ground Ennis in aid of the Clare branches of the RNLI. Jazzline will welcome you with their jazzy tones and smooth vocals and get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day and there will also be a guest…

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