*Lisa O’Connor. Photograph: Alishia Love A Ruan actress is to make her first on-screen role in the BBC period drama Call The Midwife on Sunday.
The Clare 250 has been in operation since 1980 and a central figure since the outset has been Ennis woman Claire Nugent who has now stepped down from her roles in the Clare 250 cycle and in the Clare 250 Lourdes pilgrimage.
**Photograph: Anthony E Bennett – Irish Railway Record Society Archive Crusheen cannot wait for the completion of a transportation strategy for the county if an appeal to to open a railway stop is to be successful.
Countless milestones, memories and gatherings were taken from our reach in 2020 but once again sport came up trumps in providing joy and solace with many organisations also leading the way when it came local community responses during the pandemic, Head of Sport Páraic McMahon dishes out the gongs in the inaugural Clare Echo Sporting Awards.
Hotels and guesthouses in Clare are facing their harshest ever start to a new year due to a collapse in room occupancy figures according to the latest industry survey from the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF).