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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

TK Whitaker: The service of the State

Ken Whitaker stands as one of the makers of modern Ireland, whose story was told in ‘Portrait of a Patriot’ that was published in...

Consider yourself invited to Oliver

A STAGE production of Oliver will run in Scariff this December by the East Clare Musical Society. Details of the musical production have been released,...

Our Lady’s: Behind the doors of Clare’s asylum in 2016

HALLOWEEN has just passed and it seems an appropriate time to look behind the doors of Clare's eeriest building. This week we speak to...
Paul O'Sullivan and his sister Marcella

‘Trapped for 36 years’

Meet Paul O’Sullivan. Paul is non-verbal autistic. He spent 36 years of his life looking at four walls in a State care unit. On November...

Beauty and the Beach

Liam MacNamara has been walking the shores of north Clare his entire live. From Fanore down as far as Quilty, there are few who...

For whom the bells toll

MAYBE it’s the march of technology that ensures the automated church bells don’t project a sound as loud as the hands on bell-ringers did...

Michael Tubridy: Lord of the Dance

It was at a Fleadh Ceoil down in Listowel in the late 80’s that the real power of traditional dancing was revealed to Michael...

Climbing into a man’s world

“Without thinking I climbed up until I reached the top.” ANGELA Collins from Kilkishen was just 19 years of age and maybe it was the...

Maud Gonne and the poet

Ann McBride is from Stonehall in Newmarket-on-Fergus and after returning to the Limerick School of Art and Design as a mature student to study...

Belfast to Shannon and back

Artist Christina Bennett left Belfast for a new life in Shannon over 40 years ago. Her story, as well as the stories of others...