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Exhibitions on the double in Ennistymon

TWO exhibitions are about to go on display in the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, both running from August 16 to September 12.

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Poets join Merriman Summer School role call

ONE of four Irishmen to have won the Nobel Prize for Literature, Seamus Heaney is coming to Clare.The poet will be taking part in the Merriman Summer School in Lisdoonvarna on Friday, August 16 and will be accompanied by his friend and fellow poet, Michael Longley.

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Closure opens in Ennis

CLOSURE, an exhibition by David O’Rourke, is being launched at 80 Parnell Street in Ennis this Friday evening and will continue for a fortnight, until August 23.

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Surprisingly scary

The ConjuringDIRECTED BY: James WanSTARRING: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron LivingstonCERT: 15AA great horror film is a hard thing to come by. An original horror is a very rare beast indeed. The Conjuring is neither, but this big US box office hit has enough going for it to make it worth the while.

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On the couch

Jack the Giant Slayer***Directed by: Bryan SingerStarring: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy

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Wrafter sculpts hurling heritage celebration

A CLARE man has been commissioned to create a sculpture that will celebrate Kilkenny’s hurling heritage.Of course, Kilkenny have dominated the game for years now, winning eight of the last ten All-Irelands but the piece is not to commemorate this generation per se.

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Distinguished guests at Merriman

THE theme for this year’s Merriman Summer School is Ireland, North and South – two societies growing apart?

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Kilrush all set to step it out

KILRUSH is the place to be from August 7-11 as the fifth Traditional Music and Set Dancing Festival takes place.Things will kick off on Wednesday, August 7 with a seisiún at Teach Cheoil at 9pm. On the Thursday night, there will be a singers club with Jerry McNamara at the Haven Arms beginning at 10pm.

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