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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 a Dublin photographer who has photo documented inside the walls...
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 28, 2013, Paul, aged 49, finally got out thanks to...
John Burke Armada Hotel

Top of the World

John Burke wants to climb Mount Everest. The 30-something hotelier was unsure about discussing his secret ambition as it requires months away from his businesses, and there are as many challenges getting to the...
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Stunning footage will make you want to visit Lough Derg immediately

Two years. Hundreds of hours of video footage. Two drones. All edited down into 5 minutes 24 seconds of spectacular video of Lough Derg, or as it’s better known; The Jewel of the Shannon! Eoin O’Hagan of...

Amie’s growing mass in muscle

Leaders come in many shapes in sizes. But no matter what form they are, they must have two key attributes – they must be brave enough to do something that others are not doing,...

Ennis postman delivers score for international tv show

THE tools of Kerry Whitehouse’s new trade dominate his home in Ennis. One room houses a custom built studio pieced together over the past two years. A 3D projector screen hangs in the sitting...
Peadar O'Loughlin

Peadar O’Loughlin – a musical life

THE flag floor has been covered in carpet, a stove sits where the open hearthed fires burned, there’s a modern suspended ceiling instead of exposed beams and a slate roof overhead. Concessions to modernity, but...

Feakle Talks 40 years ago this week

The famous Feakle Talks took place 40 years ago this Wednesday on 10 December, 1974 with Smyth’s Village Hotel being the venue for the historic get together of IRA leaders and protestant church leaders...

The Clare Rising

Clare was the very centre of Irish republicanism in 1917. Following the death of East Clare MP, Willie Redmond, at the Battle of Messines in June of that year, the famous 1917 by-election saw...

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 Tubridy. He went in, flute in hand, to teach a...

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