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Some good advice on CAO options

WITH the CAO deadline of February 1 fast approaching, more than 50,000 Leaving Certificate students nationwide will begin to consider career and college options.While completing the CAO form can be a daunting task for students, it is an important step towards securing their college and course of choice. Griffith College schools liaison officer Richard Murphy says there is no need for students or parents to be fazed by it. He gives his top tips for completing this year’s CAO form:DO research your course choices in advance.  Sites such as www.cao.ie and www.qualifax.ie are very useful to assist students with their decision.DO check the basic entry requirements for each of the courses you are interested in. Some courses will have language requirements or may require a certain grade in Maths. DO apply online, as opposed to the paper format. The online form is significantly cheaper and it does not allow applicants to make mistakes by entering a course code that does …

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The great march of O’Sullivan Bere

Following the Battle of Kinsale, Irish resistance quickly collapsed in Munster and Carew, the English general, spread his power over the province.

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Future looking bright as West Clare Resources Centre celebrates 20 years

WEST Clare Resource Centre in Miltown Malbay has a bright future. Guests were assured of this at the annual dinner for its staff and representatives of the agencies delivering wide-ranging community services in the complex, which was once a vocational school.

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Buds Blossom €10,500 for charity

The Buds to Blossoms Fashion Show, which took place in the Armada Hotel, Spanish Point, over Christmas, raised more than €10,000 for local charities. This is the second year of the event and organisers are hailing it “a tremendous success”.

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Ennistymon pupils receive Pope John Paul II awards

NINE fifth-year pupils at Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon, received Pope John Paul II Awards recently.

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Samaritans puts ‘life in perspective’

A SAMARITANS volunteer for 19 years, at the end of this month Gerry Dobbin will step down from his three-year stint as director of the Clare branch. The Belfast man, who has lived in Clare for 33 years, says he cannot adequately give back to the organisation what the Samaritans have given to him.

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