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Nonie still going strong at 100

Mullagh woman Nonie Lynch marked her 100th birthday last Friday week. Five generations of her family attended the celebrations.

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Interesting folklore behind Kilrush’s Mary’s View

It is very likely that most people in Kilrush and surrounding parishes have never seen the inscription above Buggles public house in the town. The caption ‘Mary’s View’ is located on the town square side of Buggles, whose entrance is at the top of Moore Street.

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Hunt is on for Clare Rose

The Clare Rose Centre is seeking entrants from all over the county to compete for this year’s Clare Rose title. Local businesses, sporting organisations and professional groupings are invited to take part in what promises to be a memorable Rose selection event.

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Week in pictures

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Salty faces and ferocious appetites

St Joseph’s Secondary School in Spanish Point was founded 80 years ago by the Sisters of Mercy and to mark the milestone, a new book, Salty Faces and Ferocious Appetites – A tapestry of stories from a Seaside School, will be launched next week. The title comes from the story told by Sr Bernardine Meskell, mother abbess of the Poor Clare Monastery in Ennis, who was a pupil at the school from 1958 to 1963.The sea was magic…I particularly loved the rough winter waves and those walks by the White Strand or down the Racecourse Road coming back with salty faces and ferocious appetites. A winding trail of maroon with a hint of blue regularly moved with the coast road. I still cherish the memory of those school walks. Water always held something special for me, even the rain. During the school term in Spanish Point there was plenty of both sea and rain. I grew up in Castleconnell, County …

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Remembering the drama of the sea

Seventy years ago this week, 15 survivors from the Langleeford, a British Merchant Navy Vessel, which was torpedoed by a German U-boat (U-26) off the west coast of Ireland, landed at Fodry, Kilbaha.

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Exploding Marmalade bearing down on Mongolian capital

FOUR employees of Sykes in Shannon are to take part in the Mongol Rally, in which they will drive between 10,000 and 15,000 miles this summer, making their way to the capital of Mongolia, Ulan Bator.

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Postcards to the RIC hut

A collection of old postcards recently rediscovered among a family collection in a house in Kilbarron, North Tipperary harks back to an interesting aspect of life in County Clare over 100 years ago.

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