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Love: Live Music whistles up a storm

THEY may not have broken a world record but that certainly didn’t stop the music at Ennis’ Love: Live Music concert at the weekend. According to organisers, it is hoped more overseas tourists will visit the town as a result of the event.

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Winners on their way to UL for Munster Fleadh

MILTOWN Malbay hosted Fleadh Cheoil an Chláir, organised by Clare Comhaltas, which included a host of concerts, sessions and of course, competitions in music, song and dance.

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Information sought on Kilkee churches

IN 1963, two new churches were completed in both Kilkee and Lisdeen.

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Loop Head hosts summer hedge school

AS she prepares for her inaugural Loop Head Summer Hedge School, from July 10 to August 18, Carmel T Madigan cannot be accused of failing to have an intimate knowledge of her peninsula environment. Born and reared next to the Bridges of Ross, the Barefield-based artist, who also works out of her studio just outside Cross village, remembers blithely hurtling down local cliffs without a second thought. “We used to skid down the cliffs and things like that,” Carmel says while making tea and unearthing scones on a breezy June morning in Cross. “Since then I’ve seen the earth fall in. There’s coastal erosion going on there. It wasn’t exactly a sound thing to do but that’s what we did. Our parents were constantly worried because they didn’t want us around the cliffs at all. The environment was our playground, even if we didn’t understand it very much, but that didn’t stop us and our neighbours getting together. We got …

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Parteen-based professor’s unique look at Yeats

HE MIGHT have caricatured himself as an ‘old scarecrow’ but William Butler Yeats, the antediluvian gentleman of our Leaving Certificate years, was, it appears, anything but.

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Plant-swapping Saturday planned in Scariff

THE Irish Seed Savers’ Association in Scariff is inviting the public to their first plant swap event this weekend.

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Leisure centre wins disability award

Active Ennis Leisure Complex has been presented with the prestigious White Flag Award for Disability Provision.

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Pushing out the boat for Ballyalla Blue Flag

A working group is literally pushing out the boat to achieve Blue Flag status for the popular bathing and recreational amenity at Ballyalla Lake, on the outskirts of the town.

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