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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 know the Atlantic shoreline like him. In recent years he...

De Regge recalls her time in Ennis with ‘A Daughter’s Odyssey’

Ghislaine de Regge is the daughter of Ernest de Regge, who was tragically killed in the Carmody's Hotel disaster in Ennis 55 years ago. Ms de Regge has written movingly about her father and...

Laura Brennan lives for today

Ennis woman Laura Brennan wowed the nation on The Late Late Show a few weeks ago in her role as an advocate for the roll out of the HPV vaccine by the HSE that...

Making a will in Ireland: 13 important things you should know

Making a will in Ireland,  13 important things you should know. 1. The requirements for a valid will are very specific. There are very clear and are detailed in S77 of the Succession Act 1965. If...

‘Passage of Sound’ to resonate with Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

ACCLAIMED film-maker Andrei Tarkovsky believed that art couldn’t be explained from a purely intellectual perspective, but instead had to be felt on a personal level. And the Russian went further by saying that films...

The 5 Commandments of Will Making with Sharon Cahir

"If you think its just about making a will and dividing up what you own between your family you are mistaken it’s about protecting the next generation of family relationships, ensuring clarity, supporting family...
The Beatles at Dromoland Castle in 1964

Were you there when the Beatles visited Co.Clare in 1964?

On Sunday, March 29, 1964 - hundreds of Clare people gathered outside the gates of Dromoland. You see the word was out, long since out, that the Beatles were held up inside, paying their...

Taking up the fight for Ireland

The annual Remembrance Day Commemoration to remember the over 700 people from Clare who died during World War 1 took place in Ennis Cathedral last Tuesday. The keynote address was given by The Clare...

Paddy Kavanagh’s Christmas

Many tributes have been paid to poet Patrick Kavanagh over the past month in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his death. Joe Ó Muircheartaigh recounts the story of the Monaghan man’s love of...

Katie O’Donohue: Becoming the singer

Even as a young child, Katie O’Donohue was always singing. Her father’s love of classical music had imbedded in her a deep passion for music and for the human voice. Despite this love, it...

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