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Bishop Fintan Monahan

Taking a mid-January rain-check on our New Year Resolutions

At this point in the middle of January it may be the case that our new year resolutions have receded into the mists of time or perhaps not. It is hard to...

Cuppa Tea causing a stir as Luka Bloom comes to Shannon

A HISTORIC gig featuring renowned singer-songwriter Luka Bloom has helped kick-start the creation of an unique music scene in Shannon.  The innovative initiative ‘Cuppa Tea TV’ is the brainchild of Shannon native...

Billowing in the bluegrass

NEWLY-FORMED Quin-based rootsy band Spancil Hillbillys have quickly built up a reputation for their unique combination of music genres and lively performances. The four-piece feel good band have been combining their real...

Shannon Town United set to kick-off 50th year anniversary in style

A TEAM of Republic of Ireland legends will take on a Shannon Town United legends team at Lynch Park in bid to celebrate the Shannon-based club’s 50th anniversary. Household names such as...

12 o’Clock Hills soaring to new heights

According to the Kilkishen-based group, 2018 was another good year for the further development and promotion of the 12 O’Clock Hills facility, which officially got underway in September 2014.

It’s a long, long way from Clare to Siberia

THERE are adventurers and there is Declan McEvoy. His combined passion for motorcycling and his fearless sense of exploration have led the Quin man on many voyages across many harsh climates but...

Mental health awareness on the brain in Tulla

COFFEE, tea, cakes and advice will be a plenty when the sixth annual Tulla mental health awareness day gets underway next week. The charity coffee day is designed to...
The Catfish Blues Orchestra

‘It is all about the music at the end of day’

FROM its modest beginnings in Sixmilebridge twenty years ago to an internationally renowned annual event, Shannonside Music Festival is set to once again shake off the winter blues.  Music...

Grease Lightnin’

Pink Ladies and T-Birds have been spotted roaming the Burren hills around Lisdoonvarna in recent weeks, making their way slowly to the Pavilion in Lisdoonvarna for this weeks much anticipated performance of...

Bringing Burren tourism techniques to the world

Over the past decade, the North Clare tourism sector has been at the cutting edge of new developments in Irish tourism. Businesses have come together to plan collectively and embraced some of...

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Cuppa Tea causing a stir as Luka Bloom comes to Shannon

A HISTORIC gig featuring renowned singer-songwriter Luka Bloom has helped kick-start the creation of an unique music scene in Shannon.  The...

Council en route to delivering Ennis town bus service

A NEW public transport system which would serve the county town of Ennis could be created within the next 20 years.

New dawn for Holy Island set to bring major boost to East Clare

A LEADING East Clare tourism promoter has welcomed significant funding for Inis Cealtra, one which is set to kick-start the development of a visitor...

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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,...
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...