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Cleary content with Clare’s “serious battling qualities”

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*Conor Cleary attempts to block Cian Lynch. Photograph: Martin Connolly It’s never easy against the All-Ireland champions, as such Conor Cleary and his Clare comrades were well aware of the challenge Limerick would pose in Cusack Park on Sunday.

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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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Spanish Point school striving for National “Well Read” Award

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Clare County Library and St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Spanish Point have joined forces to promote reading for pleasure among students. During December, Clare County Library staff provided an input to the ‘Well Read’ reading initiative currently running at the school.  Library Staff including Patricia Fitzgerald, Mona O’Connor and Helen Flynn made a presentation to first…

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27 homes to be built in Miltown Malbay

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27 new homes are to be constructed in West Clare under the Rebuilding Ireland scheme. €5,448,590 has been approved by Social Housing Capital Investment Unit of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government for the build of 27 new homes at Ballard Rd, Miltown Malbay. Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital…

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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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Hillery retiring from politics

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*Photograph: Gary Collins Long serving Fianna Fáil councillor, Michael Hillery is to retire from politics. A nephew of sixth President of Ireland, Dr. Patrick Hillery, Michael announced at a selection convention for the Ennistymon area on Sunday that he will step down from politics in May and not seek re-election to Clare County Council. “I…

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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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Susie Q delivers message of hope in new song ‘Hold On’

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*Photograph: Dara Munnis A new song released by Ennistymon based musician Susie Q is being praised for delivering a powerful message of hope. Susan Quirke originally hails from Co. Limerick but recently moved to Clare. She has connections to the county as her grandmother Mary ‘Baby’ O’Shea was from Kilnamona, her sister Caitriona and her…

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Miltown are favourites but Ennistymon are full of surprises

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Clare SFC final preview Ennistmon vs Miltown Malbay Sunday, 3.30pm, Cusack Park By Martin Daly MY INTRODUCTION to intercounty football happened at breakneck speed. A call from the Clare football set-up at 19 years of age was followed by a journey to the Munster final in 1992 where we famously beat Kerry at the Gaelic…

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Curtin & Arkins undecided on running in 2019 local elections

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Two experienced politicians have yet to decide if they will be running in the 2019 local elections. Cllr Christy Curtin has topped the poll in each area he has ran for the last five elections. The Miltown councillor has been elected on the first count with his vote growing in every campaign since 1991. Last…

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