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RabbITte on hand for Caring for Carers

SHANNON’S Sylvia Gaffney is no longer afraid of a mouse – a computer mouse that is. Sylvia was among a number of family carers presented with certificates by Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte in Ennis this week after completing a Caring for Carers course in information technology skills.

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Boland’s walk down memory lane

Jean Kennedy Smith was at Shannon Airport last week as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of President John F Kennedy’s visit, writes Dan Danaher

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Scents of a supergarden

SHE has won RTÉ’s Supergarden competition, as well as a silver medal at Dublin Bloom with her innovative garden designs but when it comes to her own garden in Bunratty, Lisa McKnight admits “I just can’t find enough time”.

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Taking a travel experience at King John’s Castle

A WEST Clare construction firm has played a key role in the redevelopment of one of the Mid-West’s top tourist attractions, King John’s Castle in Limerick, which reopened last week following a €5.7 million redevelopment.

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Going to great depths to break a record

DIVING enthusiast Christy Healy is always prepared to go to great depths to raise awareness and crucial funding for children suffering with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses.

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Kilnamona plasterer hopes to clean up in Leipzig

PLASTERER Michael Barry from Kilnamona is hoping to scoop a big win for Ireland at the WorldSkills Competition taking place in Leipzig in Germany in July.

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Dream come true for Clare Rose

“A DREAM come through”, is how Newmarket-on-Fergus native Marie Donnellan describes the moment she was selected to represent Clare at the international finals of the Rose of Tralee selection in August.

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A man with an eye for business

Since independence, the GPO has had a special place in our history. Politicians placed a great importance on being able to say that they, or their ancestors, had been there in 1916. For some, dying in the GPO was the great symbol of national importance. Not too many, however, could claim to have been born in the GPO. One such person was William Lawrence. His father worked there and it seemed that the family lived on the premises. In later years, his name was associated with the Lawrence Collection, possibly the greatest collection of photographs in the country, dating from the late-1800s. 

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