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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...
The Rusangano Family

Family ties hold strong for Lillis and Rusangano Family

“DO I need to wear a tie?” That’s the conundrum facing Ireland’s foremost hip-hop group at this moment in time, the Clare-based Rusangano Family. Ennis man John Lillis, aka mynameisj0hn, Shannon man MuRli and...

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, with Oliver to run from December 8-11, including a Saturday...

Latest News

Council set to take charge of Ennis laneway

A LANEWAY which is regularly used by children to walk to and from Ennis National School has been ‘taken in charge’ by...
Blake's Corner, Lahinch

Blake’s Corner solution could be just two years away

A solution to the ongoing traffic disruption at Blake’s Corner in Ennistymon could be in place before the end of 2021 –...
Eugene O’Byrne at Bru na Sionna

Shannon resident questions Government’s lack of action on €4m bill for building defects

A FRUSTRATED Shannon homeowner, who faces a substantial fire safety defect bill, feels that the Government has a lot to answer for.

Latest Sport

Rising MMA star set to take on the world ahead of professional debut

WHEN successful Clare sports stars at the top of their game come to mind, many will think about hurling, Gaelic football, rugby and even...

Clare ladies footballers hold the Kingdom

Kerry 1-17 - Clare 4-08 Shanahan McNamara Memorial Park, Doonbeg National League Division 2 Round 1 While they would have gladly have taken a point before Sunday’s encounter,...
Brian Cody

‘Clare will be on everybody’s radar this summer’ – Cody

From the game’s most decorated manager, it was flattering praise indeed. When asked how much he rated Clare, Brian Cody was quick...