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Writing about autism from experience

TWO autism information books, written by Clare woman, Dr Susan Crawford, are to be launched by international athlete, Olive Loughnane.

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Paranormal investigation at lighthouse

A TEAM of paranormal investigators have commenced an examination of Loop Head Lighthouse. Munster-based GhostEire are seeking to identify what they describe as “any signs of the afterlife” within the walls and grounds of the 19th century lighthouse.

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Organisers’ training for The Gathering

ORGANISERS of 75 separate festivals and events taking place across Clare during 2013 have benefited from their participation in a tailor-made Event Management Training Programme, which concluded last week.

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Brain-teasers for Olympiad competitors

TWO pupils from St Joseph’s School, Spanish Point, Tara Comber and Sean Hanrahan, took part in the recent All-Ireland Linguistics Olympiad Finals, the search to find Ireland’s top young decoders at Dublin City University (DCU).

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Catholic Relief Bill becomes law

WE are familiar with Catholic Emancipation being granted in 1829, following Daniel O’Connell’s victory in the Clare election. Prior to that, there had been a slight but gradual erosion of the worst of the Penal Laws.

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Walking the walk in West Clare

WHILE researching the Kilcredaun walk for her Carrigaholt-based walking company, The Long Way Round, Laura Foley felt impelled to immediately share any snippet of new information she had gleaned.

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The Gathering not a new concept

THERE cannot be many people left who have not, at this stage, heard of The Gathering – the year-long tourism promotion aimed at increasing visitor numbers to the country. People are beginning to engage with the idea and most communities have some series of events planned during 2013. Admittedly, there are some of the Gabriel Byrne school of thought, who reckon it is simply saying to the Irish Diaspora, “Come here this year, we need your money”.

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Capturing the spirit of inspiration

ON Friday, April 12, Patrick O’Dwyer’s biography of Feakle-born Fr Tim Tuohy will be launched in the Bellbridge House Hotel, Spanish Point. The book is an account of Fr Tuohy’s life in the priesthood and his contribution to the Clare parishes, Kilmurry Ibrickane, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Broadford and Killaloe. It also chronicles his sporting and coaching excellence.

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