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‘Deplorable’ footpaths in Parteen set to be replaced

WORK has got underway to replace an existing “deplorable” and “battered” footpath in a popular Parteen housing estate. The regularly-used walkway, which lies adjacent to Parteen's Co-Op Superstore in the Firhill...

Sweet success as Tulla student whisks top spot in All-Ireland bake-off

A TALENTED East Clare pupil has tasted success at the CEIST All-Ireland Bake-Off to be named Ireland’s best student baker. Aoife Kelly, from St Joseph’s Secondary School in Tulla,...

Killaloe filmmaker reeling in success

AN aspiring young Killaloe filmmaker is set to represent the Banner County at the prestigious annual Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year competition. 17-year-old Oisin McKeogh is amongst the...

No Fluke as Clonlara duo set for Ireland’s Got Talent stage

IRELAND’S GOT TALENTS’ love-in with South-East Clare continues after Sixmilebridge magician Paddy ‘Great Padini’ Ward captured the nation’s heart last month. It is now the turn of Clonlara...

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...

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 soccer. While the Banner County isn’t to the...

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...

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...

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...