*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.
RED Cliff Lodge in Spanish Point is set to copper-fasten its reputation as one of Clare’s foremost eateries having come under the guidance of Christopher and Eimear King.
In a fortnight where positive stories about soccer in Ireland have been few and far between, Chloe Moloney has predicted that if anyone is to suffer from the suspension of Sport Ireland funding to the FAI, it will be the women while she’s also optimistic of progressing her own football career.
Illegal parking outside Spanish Golf Club is to be monitored with signage to be installed in the coming weeks. Cllr Michael Hillery requested measures be taken by Clare County Council “to prevent illegal parking in the interest of safety” at the car park in front of Spanish Point Golf Club. The local authority has confirmed…
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…
*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…