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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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Aussie chef gets a taste for the Burren

Diners tucked into yet another culinary delight at Cassidy’s Pub in Carron recently, unaware that their succulent goat stew had been prepared by Aussie celebrity chef Lyndey Milan.

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A record day of hole in ones

PRIOR to last weekend, Phil Mickleson had an unenviable record in the US PGA Open Championship. He had finished runner-up on five occasions. Unfortunately for him he has now stretched that record to six.

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The week in pictures

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Margo remembered at Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

THE mid-summer sunshine beating down on Tullabrack West, just off the Cooraclare-Kilrush Road, partly concealed the sense of loss pervasive in the Wilson-Pierce household. The throng of people, young and old, who had navigated the narrow boreen leading to the family home indicated that all was well. However, Mark Wilson-Pierce would have infinitely preferred if the anniversary gathering at Rathlir Farm had not been taking place at all. Almost 12 months ago, Mark lost his wife Margo (née Wilson) to cancer, leaving him widowed and seven-year-old Síofra and five-year-old Phoebe without their mother.“Monday (June 10) would have been the 10th wedding anniversary for myself and Margo. She passed away last July, having struggled hard to fight against ovarian cancer. It was found very late and there was unfortunately no hope,” Mark told The Clare Champion on Saturday, momentarily removed from the teeming crowd celebrating Margo’s life and raising money for the West Clare Cancer Centre in Kilkee.Margo, who was a …

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