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Reeling In The Years 1971

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Clare 1971:   GAA Ban the Practice of ‘Battering’: County Clare is widely known for having a soft spot for traditional Irish music. Whether it’s Cruises pub in Ennis or the infamous Friel’s of Miltown Malbay, you can almost always guarantee a whole host of talented musicians from across the country strutting their stuff. Set …

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Reeling in the years 1970

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Clare 1970: The seventies are cherished dearly in the hearts of the older generation. It was a time for change accentuated by individual freedom of expression. Humanitarian and civil rights came to the forefront and Ireland’s political and social landscape took off into the stratosphere, leaving behind traditional, outdated practices such as matchmaking. A collective …

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Reeling in the Years 1969

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Ennis journalist Cian O’Broin continues his series with 1969, looking at some significance in Clare’s history. Oyster Boat Tragedy: Our first piece of news takes us down a dark and windy road all the way up to New Quay, County Clare. The height of summer in 1969 was marked with great tragedy when an oyster …

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Reeling in the Years Clare style: 1968

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FOLLOWING on from last week’s introduction to this column, week two and our second stop on this 52-part series brings you back in time to 1968. So what were the main talking points in the Banner County 50 years ago? Ennis journalist Cian O Broin delves into the archives… CLARE ROSE TAKES THE CROWN The …

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Reeling in the Years, Clare style: 1967

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This fifty-two-part series, brought to you by Ennis journalist Cian O Broin, looks at the best and brightest of Clare’s years along with its deepest and darkest. Travelling back in time to 1967 all the way up to 2019, each week we shall revisit three or four moments that defined the year in County Clare. …

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