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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 2014. That story comes to Clare in many ways wrote...

It’s 25 years since the Banner was raised for Dr Bhamjeé

Twenty five years ago this week Clare made political history by electing South African-born Muslim, Dr Moosajeé Bhamjeé, as a member of Dáil Éireann. He spoke to Joe Ó Muircheartaigh about his remarkable election...

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 who were among the hundreds of families who came to...

Rambling down memory lane

Ennis woman Sinéad Spellissy is researching a book on Parnell Street that will be published by the Clare Roots Society next year. She grew up on a street that once had its own hotel...

Old friends and new beginnings: Archie Simpson passes the conductor’s baton to Ronan de...

This Friday marks a major milestone for the Lismorahaun Singers. After almost 20 years and countless memorable performances, conductor and choir founder, Archie Simpson, will pass the baton. Taking his place will be pianist...
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Hermitage Memories

A little video montage of loved ones, lost but not forgotten from the Hermitage area in Ennis put together by Fiona O'Sullivan..... For great memories of Ennis over the years visit You are a true...

Tell-tale signs your family will row over your will

We often hear that a stitch in time saves nine! What does that really mean? In the context of this article I am using the saying as a reminder that a timely effort and...

The hub of Cooraclare

IS MASS above or below? How is Mary getting on since her operation? What is on in the hall tonight? What time is the funeral? There is only one seven digit number you need...

Donogh O’Malley: Death of a Statesman 50 years ago this week

Fifty years ago this week a light went out on 1960s Ireland with the death of the pioneering and flamboyant Minister for Education, Donogh O’Malley, aged just 47. The Limerick East TD died of...

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 impetuosity of her youth, or just because she wasn’t one...

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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...

Council withdraws motion of no confidence in Health Minister

CLARE COUNTY COUNCIL has confirmed its decision to withdraw a motion of no confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris. This comes after Minister Harris...

Concerns raised over “unsafe” Cratloe footpaths

CALLS have been made to carry out “much-needed” works on footpaths in Cratloe village. According to Meelick-based councillor, Cathal Crowe (FF),...

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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,...
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‘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...