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Whole of West Clare behind Kilrush RNLI

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Undoubtedly wonderful memories are made on days by the sea but such is the power of the water that scenes of heartbreak are also part and parcel of life by the Atlantic as the Kilrush RNLI are well aware of.

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Des Cahill’s return to his roots evokes memories of the past

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*Photograph: Martin Connolly Returning to Clare for a signing in Ennis Bookshop was a sense of coming home for RTÉ broadcaster, Des Cahill. On Monday he was in Ennis signing copies of his autobiography ‘Play It Again Des’. While promoting the book, he has opened up on a family tragedy that saw his father Patrick’s…

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Marty gets behind Zara Cronin’s fundraising appeal

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RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey has rowed in behind the campaign to raise funds for Zara Cronin’s urgent neurosurgery in September. Clare Senior Hurlers among them Jack Browne, Peter Duggan, Colm Galvin, Cathal Malone, Tony Kelly, Podge Collins and Shane O’Donnell will take part in a walk/run on Saturday 21st July from Ruan Village at 10am. The…

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Marty chosen as Presenter of the Year

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Mullagh’s Marty Morrissey has been named as the Presenter of the Year at the IFTA Awards. In the only category decided by public vote, the RTÉ broadcaster beat off competition from Graham Norton, Miriam O’Callaghan, Ryan Tubridy, Karen Koster, Elaine Crowley, Hector Ó hEochagáin, Matt Cooper, Christine Lampard and Sharon Ní Bheoláin. Taking to Twitter,…

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Marty in the running for IFTA Presenter of the Year

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Mullagh’s Marty Morrissey is in the running to be crowned IFTA Presenter of the Year. It is the only category that members of the public can vote in for the upcoming Irish Film and Television Awards which take place on May 31st. Marty is one of the ten presenters shortlisted by a panel of industry…

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The Marty Party comes to an end

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Marty and Ksenia Pic: RTE

MARTY Morrissey, what a gentleman. After rumba-ing his way out of Dancing with the Stars to Chris De Burgh’s Lady in Red last night, he took the time to thank everyone who supported him on his ballroom journey. We, along with the whole country, got more than a little emotional when Marty made his farewell…

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Marty shimmies on through to week seven of DWTS

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By Kali Herbert THE Marty Party was in full swing again on Sunday as Clare’s favourite GAA commentator sailed through the sixth round. He secured himself a comfortable 12 points to follow last week’s score of 15. Marty and Ksenia bopped and hopped their way around the stage to the Charleston, to the delight of…

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Marty is mammy Peggy’s dancing star

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Marty Morrissey and his partner Ksenia Pic: RTE

Marty Morrissey’s supporters spread far and wide but there’s nobody who watches more closely than his mother Peggy. Viewers of RTE show Dancing With The Stars saw Marty progress to the next round last Sunday after a high energy performance to James Brown’s ‘I Feel Good’ despite some criticism from the judges. And in an…

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Ain’t no party like a Marty party

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Marty Morrissey and his partner Ksenia Pic: RTE

Beloved Clare legend Marty Morrissey dazzled the judges with his moves in the first episode of the new series of Dancing with the Stars last night. Marty, who was favourite to win before the competition even started, was last to step out on stage with his professional dance partner Ksenia. He wowed the crowd and…

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