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UL to host Tailteann Nua Festival

The University of Limerick will host the Tailteann Nua Festival this August Bank Holiday weekend where Irish dancers, musicians, writers, ladies footballers and worldwide visitors will be welcomed for a weekend of Irish culture and fun.

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Website showcase for creative jobseekers

The Western Development Commission (WDC) has recently launched MyCreativeEdge – The Creative Showcase for Europe’s Northern Edge’, a new website showcasing the creative work of businesses, freelancers and jobseekers from the West of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Sweden and Finland.

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East Clare author casts off for first book

East Clare resident and boat enthusiast Nicki Griffin will launch a craft of a different kind next week when she launches her first book documenting 10 years on Irish waters.

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End of the world as we know it

FILM REVIEW

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On the couch

DVD REVIEW

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Write way to solve the economic crisis

Ennis resident and Rwandan native André Hakizimana, an economics masters graduate, has recently launched a new book charting a different take on Ireland’s economic downturn and what he feels can turn it around.

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The sun comes out in honour of Willie

The west was alive with the sound of music this past week, calling tourists and traditional Irish music lovers, young and old, to Miltown Malbay for the annual Willie Clancy Summer School.

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Happy occasion for Ennis playwright

AT just 20 years of age, Michael Marshall is to have his first play read by Druid Theatre during the Galway Arts Festival. It’s a coup for the young Ennis man, who is studying Performing Arts at Sligo Institute of Technology and has been involved with Clare Youth Theatre. The play, Happy Birthday Jacob, tells the story of 17-year-old Jacob Dooley, who is playing both mother and father to his 10-year-old brother Lucas, while both parents are absent.No one suspects the two are alone, with only Jacob’s girlfriend Terry in on the secret. Things are going fine until their mother returns, which brings a lot of upheaval. Speaking to The Clare Champion Michael said he is delighted that Druid has chosen his play, although the significance of it did not strike him immediately.“When I got the email, first of all it didn’t hit me. Of course everyone else in my course in college would know how big a deal it …

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