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Family Gathering brings Kerins together

A very special invitation to a gathering in Ennis is about to go out all over the world to the relatives of one local family. Alice Kerin Flaherty, whose father’s family hailed from Steele’s Terrace, has organised a family reunion in Ennis this summer. She is planning to send Clare Champions to her relatives, wrapped just like her father used to do, to give them a little taste of home before they arrive.

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Quiet fair day in Kilrush

MONDAY’S Kilrush Horse Fair attracted less than 15 traders to the town. Those who made it to the town, which has hosted fairs for generations, huddled on both sides of Frances Street, while a few ponies could be heard whinnying around the corner in the town square. On a bitingly cold March afternoon, the stallholders did scant business.

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Black and Tans’ victim remembered this weekend

A LARGELY forgotten victim of the British forces in Clare will be acknowledged as part of the Easter commemorations in East Clare this weekend.

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Council urges public to ‘stomp out’ litter

CLARE County Council, in association with An Taisce, is urging people to help “stomp out” litter and clean up the county as part of the 15th annual National Spring Clean Campaign.

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‘Does s/he take sugar?’ syndrome

As a disabled person I have faced many obstacles in Irish society and discrimination has raised its head from time-to-time.

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Indian focus on Banner County

CLARE is set to be the focus of a programme on a popular business news TV station in India, ET Now.

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All just a little bit of history repeating

When Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote, many years ago, that “The old order changeth yielding place to new” maybe he was foretelling what would happen to political parties on this island.

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