*Aoibhín Garrihy & Ollie Mulooly. Photograph: John Mangan Spanish Point swimmers not alone braved the elements when heading for their Christmas Day dip but also showcased the generosity that the festive season is all about by donating to West Clare Cancer Care Centre.
A Clare priest is to be honoured by President Michael D. Higgins later this month.
Ennis was one of the big winners in the 2019 Tidy Towns Awards which took place on Monday.
*Bob Singer at his Caherush cottage. Photograph: Páraic McMahon In a brief spell, Bob Singer was made redundant and saw his marriage breakdown, it forced him to reassess his life resulting in a relocation to Ireland, more specifically to Co Clare.
*Bernd Goetz (cameraman); Mark Hammerl (sound engineer); Nathaly Janho (director); and Tony Kirby, Heart of Burren Walks, filming in the Burren National Park for the popular German travel programme called Service:Reisen Die Ratgeber. Photograph: Eamon Ward German TV station, Hessicher Rundfunk were filming in Clare this week along the Wild Atlantic Way with shots from…
*Lahinch. Photograph: Martin Connolly For a new business, having your location broadcast across the world months after re-opening plus welcoming 100,000 visitors to the area is the stuff of dreams, for Brid and John O’Meara of Lahinch Coast Hotel it was the reality.
Tributes from all over the world have been paid to Brendan Grace who died on Wednesday night.
Over the past decade a surge in Japanese visitors to Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy has been visible and organisers are expecting their strong presence to remain for the years to come as Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann expands across the world.
Coastal protection works at three locations in the county have remained on hold due to insufficient funding being provided by the Office of Public Works (OPW).
*The retiring five; Michael Hillery, Christy Curtin, James Breen, Richard Nagle, Tom McNamara. Photograph: Eamon Ward Five local representatives with a combined service of 130 years have this week attended their final meeting as elected members of Clare County Council.