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Wild Atlantic Walkway would bring major benefits to Clare – Carey

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A number of coastal walks in North and West Clare could benefit from the success of the Wild Atlantic Way, one Clare TD has said.

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Ring of Clare Cycle bringing 4000 visitors to the county

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4,000 visitors will descend upon the county this weekend as the SKODA Ring of Clare cycle pedals into town.

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World class tourism experience can be brought to Lough Derg

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Lough Derg has the potential to become “a world class tourism product” if the right strategy is put in place.

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A look inside refurbished Lahinch Coast Hotel

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*Photos copyright Martin Connolly / The Clare Echo THE newly-refurbished Lahinch Coast Hotel has opened its doors under new management. The Clare Echo took a look inside the beautiful 144-room establishment, which has undergone major changes since co-owners and joint managers John and Bríd O’Meara took the reins. Bríd and John O’Meara, previously of the…

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Wild Atlantic Way rebranding of Airport won’t take off

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A Wild Atlantic Way rebranding of Shannon Airport has failed to make a splash with airport management. In response to motions raised by Cllr Paul Murphy and Cllr Pat McMahon at the January meeting of Clare County Council, Shannon Group plc Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Thomas issued a formal reply to the local authority having…

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Shannon Airport rebranding could tackle Dublin’s monopoly

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Dublin Airport’s monopoly could be tackled by rebranding Shannon Airport to put emphasis on the Wild Atlantic Way. Inspired by an editorial which featured in The Clare Echo at the end of November, Cllr Paul Murphy put pen to paper on a motion which gives “a massive opportunity to rebrand the airport”. Stuart Holly’s editorial…

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Thomas concerned by Brexit’s impact on Shannon Airport

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In the midst of Brexit and Britain’s expected departure from the European Union, Shannon Airport will be without connectivity to the continent which has “concerned” airport management. Matthew Thomas, CEO of Shannon Group plc briefed elected officials of Clare County Council on Monday where he presented an update on their activity so far in 2018.…

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Wild Atlantic Way airport – now there’s an idea

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By Stuart Holly, Clare Echo editor LAST month, Shannon Airport announced that it is to build on its record level of investment with the launch of a major new marketing campaign. They said that following “extensive market research, involving more than 8,000 customers” the ‘Shannon Airport – making it easy’ campaign was launched. So, it…

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Norwegian to expand services at Shannon next summer

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Norwegian Air International have confirmed it will increase its capacity on its Shannon to New York service next summer. In its inaugural year the service recorded a strong performance and led to extra flights this summer and strengthened services for the winner, the airline has now announced it is to increase its Shannon-Stewart operations from…

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Shannon must become airport of the Wild Atlantic Way

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Shannon Airport must be identified as the airport of the Wild Atlantic Way so that Co Clare can fully capitalise on the success of the tourist route. Cllr Pat McMahon speaking at the June meeting of Clare County Council was urging the local authority to make the most of the 2019 Irish Open that will…

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