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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...

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...

Clare 1916 documentary on Galway Fringe Festival programme

A documentary film on 1916 devised by The Clare People’s Joe Ó Muircheartaigh and directed by Ennis artist Shelagh Honan that’s supported by the Clare 1916-2016 Centenary Programme will be aired as part of...

Tom Steele projection as part of Ennis Street Arts Festival

Tom Steele is synonymous with River Fergus around the Club Bridge in Ennis, something that has inspired an installation created by artist Shelagh Honan for the Ennis Street Arts Festival, writes Joe Ó Muircheartaigh. AS...

Latest News

Trump set to be welcomed with ‘open arms’

UNITED STATES President Donald Trump will be welcomed to Doonbeg with open arms should he visit Ireland later this year.

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 –...

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...