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Celebrities drop into Coláiste for Cycle Against Suicide

Coláiste Muire is looking forward to visits from Ireland’s top celebrities including Roz Purcell, Brent Pope and other well-known celebrities to their school this Saturday as part of Cycle Against Suicide.

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Fresh bill of health for Clare air

A new index of air quality launched this week has so far shown that Clare’s air is clean and there are no risks to those affected by air pollution.

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The first day of the revolution

It is very difficult to say with certainty who was the first casualty of the Easter Rebellion although, in all probability, it was a civilian.

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Fr Pat Culligan at the parochial house in Carrigaholt. Photograph by Declan Monaghan

Remembering the Famine dead

AS the 2013 National Famine Commemoration in Kilrush approaches, the fact that 3,600 famine victims lie buried in Shanakyle Cemetery underlines the tragic severity of the 1845 – 1849 Famine.

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The scene at the crash site.

New perspective on Shannon tragedy

PREVIOUSLY unpublished pictures have emerged of the aftermath of a plane crash at Shannon on September 10, 1961 in which more than 80 people were killed.

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Bay of Pigs invasion – American foreign policy fiasco

THE attempted invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs is often listed as one of the failures of John F Kennedy’s presidency. However, the entire episode was fully arranged long before his election.

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Mary’s inspiring life honoured by walk

SHARON Maguire is determined that memories of her late mother will never fade. Mary Maguire, who lived in Clarefield, west of Kilkee, died in the early hours of December 14, 2011. She had Motor Neurone Disease (MND), which was diagnosed in May 2006, having been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2003.

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