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Renaming Mid-West as the Shannon region would benefit Airport & tourism

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To bring more promotional benefits to the area the Mid-West region needs to be renamed the Shannon region, one councillor has stated.

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Nothing done on Moneypoint despite years of warning laments Lynch

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*Moneypoint. Photograph: Páraic McMahon A just transition fund for Moneypoint is an action that is too little and far too late, Cllr Ian Lynch said when launching a strong criticism of Clare’s Oireachtas members.

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VIDEO: Ring of Clare draws 2,500 cyclists

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*Photograph: Cathal Noonan 2,500 cyclists were treated to scenic views of the county as they took part in the Ring of Clare on Saturday.

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West Clare economic development hindered by ‘hard border around Ennis’

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“A draft mortuary notice for West Clare” has been issued by Clare County Council based on it’s economic development plans for the area according to the longest serving elected representative in the county.

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Loop Head Lighthouse reopens on Saturday

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Loop Head Lighthouse Pic by Valerie O’Sullivan / Clare County Council

*Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan This year’s tourist season at Loop Head Lighthouse commences on Saturday, 16 March 2019 as the historic West Clare landmark opens to the public for the first time in 2019.

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‘Prime opportunity’ for maritime jobs in Clare

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*Photograph: Chris McKiernan There is confidence that opportunities for job creation in maritime industry will arise following the zoning of tracts of land along the Shannon Estuary.

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€1.8m for Kildysert development

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ALMOST €1.8million has been allocated for the development of specialist infrastructure and accommodation for maritime and cruise liner related training on the Clare side of the Shannon estuary. The Clare MEZ (Maritime Economic Zone) project for Cahercon, Kildysert will also include a test bed for renewable technologies, according to Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business,…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Golf Holes in Clare

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It has been an extremely exciting week in Clare knowing the Irish Open is coming to Lahinch next year and we will get an opportunity to showcase the beauty of the county and it’s golfing gems. With this in mind, I asked renowned Clare golfer and expert in this area, PGA Golf Professional Padraig McGrath,…

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Loop Head Lighthouse reopens tomorrow

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Loop Head Lighthouse Pic by Valerie O’Sullivan / Clare County Council

GOT visitors coming to stay this St Patrick’s Weekend? Take them to see the stunning Loop Head lighthouse as it reopens tomorrow for the first time this year. The popular tourist attraction is located at the mouth of the Shannon Estuary on the Loop Head Peninsula, which is one of two “Signature Discovery Points” in…

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Scattery Island is West Clare’s own little EDEN

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Scattery Island. Pic: Scattery Island Heritage and Development

WE THINK we heard a Banner Roar in Kilrush today, as Scattery Island has been crowned the winner of the 2017 European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) award. EDEN is an EU project promoting sustainable tourism development and is held every two years in 29 member states. Scattery Island Heritage and Development Chairperson Diarmuid Whelan said…

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