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Billowing in the bluegrass

NEWLY-FORMED Quin-based rootsy band Spancil Hillbillys have quickly built up a reputation for their unique combination of music genres and lively performances. The four-piece feel good band have been combining their real...

Mental health awareness on the brain in Tulla

COFFEE, tea, cakes and advice will be a plenty when the sixth annual Tulla mental health awareness day gets underway next week. The charity coffee day is designed to...

Inaugural Cuppa Tea TV ‘Youth in Music workshop brews up a storm

BUILT in the 1960s, Shannon Town has long since battled hard to build a strong music scene that is more prevalent in traditional towns and villages across the county. Taking the bull...

Cuppa Tea causing a stir as Luka Bloom comes to Shannon

A HISTORIC gig featuring renowned singer-songwriter Luka Bloom has helped kick-start the creation of an unique music scene in Shannon.  The innovative initiative ‘Cuppa Tea TV’ is the brainchild of Shannon native...
Bishop Fintan Monahan

Taking a mid-January rain-check on our New Year Resolutions

At this point in the middle of January it may be the case that our new year resolutions have receded into the mists of time or perhaps not. It is hard to...

Derg Athletic Club gearing up for highly-anticipated fundraiser

THEY may be looking forward to a well-deserved summer break but the dedicated team behind the renowned Derg Athletic Club aren’t hanging up their running shoes just yet. This Sunday, June...

East Clare students take part in model EU council debate

TWO East Clare secondary schools recently participated in a model European Union council debate in Dublin Castle which was organised by the European Commission and European Parliament offices in Ireland.

Large crowds expected for long-standing Spancilhill Fair

WHEN Clare traditions come to mind, the world famous Spancilhill Fair is often to the forefront of many people’s thoughts. As the famous song goes, this year’s events get underway with a...
The Catfish Blues Orchestra

‘It is all about the music at the end of day’

FROM its modest beginnings in Sixmilebridge twenty years ago to an internationally renowned annual event, Shannonside Music Festival is set to once again shake off the winter blues.  Music...

Sweet success as Tulla student whisks top spot in All-Ireland bake-off

A TALENTED East Clare pupil has tasted success at the CEIST All-Ireland Bake-Off to be named Ireland’s best student baker. Aoife Kelly, from St Joseph’s Secondary School in Tulla,...