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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...

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...

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...

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...

For whom the bells toll

MAYBE it’s the march of technology that ensures the automated church bells don’t project a sound as loud as the hands on bell-ringers did long ago, or maybe it’s a case of the sounds...

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...

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...

Maud Gonne and the poet

Ann McBride is from Stonehall in Newmarket-on-Fergus and after returning to the Limerick School of Art and Design as a mature student to study ceramics she was inspired to tell the story of the...

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...

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