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Westwood, Willett & Lowry confirmed to play Irish Open in Lahinch

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Lee Westwood, Danny Willett and Shane Lowry have all been confirmed to play the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in Lahinch this July. The trio are the most recent Rolex Series winners join the recently confirmed Tommy Fleetwood on the list of players confirmed for the European Tour event which will be hosted by…

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World Number 1 Justin Rose set for Lahinch, say sources

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WORLD Number 1 golfer Justin Rose has pencilled the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2019 into his calendar, according to sources close to Lahinch Golf Club. Following the disappointing news that Ulsterman Rory McIlroy will skip the event which is being held in Co Clare for the first time, the addition of US-based Rose would…

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Playground groups struggling with rising insurance premiums

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Playground groups in Clare are finding it increasingly difficult to cope with rising insurance premiums, elected representatives of the County Council have claimed. Ennis councillor, Mary Howard questioned if the Council’s “public liability insurance can be extended to cover all public playgrounds. An official reply from Director of Service, Leonard Cleary stated that the majority…

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McIlroy not playing Irish Open at Lahinch

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Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will not play this year’s Irish Open in Lahinch. “If there is ever a year when I feel I can miss this Irish Open, it’s this year,” McIlroy told BBC Northern Ireland. His decision not to partake in the July tournament comes as he has decided to focus on maximising…

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‘Extension of Lahinch car park would stop anti-social behaviour’

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Anti-social behaviour in Lahinch would be stopped with the extension of a car park in the town according to Cllr Bill Slattery. At the January meeting of the West Clare Municipal District, the Fine Gael councillor requested Clare County Council to extend the public car park on the Miltown Malbay road “as near as possible…

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€6.8 in funding for 5 Clare projects

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*Loop Head Lighthouse. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan €6.8 million in funding has been secured for five Clare rural regeneration and development projects. Loop Head, Lahinch, Doolin, Kilrush and Holy Island were the successful Clare County Council projects that have been granted aid under the €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF), a key component of…

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Garrihy added to Fine Gael ticket in North Clare

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Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre General Manager, Joe Garrihy will represent Fine Gael in May’s local elections. A native of Lisdoonvarna, Garrihy joins sitting councillor Bill Slattery on the party ticket in the Ennistymon electoral area. He first became a member of Fine Gael two months ago and was approached before Christmas to consider contesting…

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Demand to pedestrianise Lahinch main street during Irish Open

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Business personnel in Lahinch have requested the closure of the coastal town’s main street to traffic during The Irish Open. Cllr Bill Slattery outlined a proposal from business people in the area at last Wednesday’s meeting of the West Clare Municipal District for a full day or evening closure of the main street in Lahinch.…

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Meet the ex-Disney animation artist living in Lahinch

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*Kevin McNamara in his Lahinch studio. Photograph: Martin Connolly A former Disney employee who could have lived anywhere in the world now residing in Lahinch feels the coastal town is “as good a place as any” to call home. Four years ago, Kevin McNamara and his wife Rachael Montejo moved to Moy in the townland…

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Blake’s Corner traffic to be kept to a minimum during Irish Open

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It is planned to keep traffic through Blake’s Corner to a minimum during The Irish Open with other routes and a shuttle bus service to be utilised instead while local businesses have been asked not to hike prices during the European Tour event. From July 3rd to 7th this year, daily crowds of between 20…

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