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An unforgetable experience

She may not have brought home the crown but Ballinruan’s Róisín Rodgers, who represented Clare Macra in this year’s International Miss Macra competition, says the experience is one she will never forget. She shares her experience at the recent competition in Tipperary.

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Heritage Week concludes

THE Clare Heritage Office has reported that hundreds of people have so far attended Heritage Week 2013 events across the county.

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Battle of the Biddies in Croke Park

YEARS ago, after a Munster football final in Cork, I got on the road home before most of the traffic. The road in question was the old Cork-Mallow road, which probably had more twists and turns per mile than any comparable road in the country.

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Jordan’s team talk inspires Share A Dream team

HE might not have given them the ‘hairdryer treatment’ but five-year-old Jordan Perez certainly helped inspire the Share A Dream soccer team at the weekend’s Jeff Power Soccer tournament.

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Making a bee-line for native honey

With one in every three mouthfuls pollinated by honey bees, food would become unaffordable without them. John Rainsford talks to Frank Considine, Clare representative of the newly formed Native Irish Honey Bee Society, who hums the praise of the unsung heroes of Irish agriculture  

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Honouring the humble spud

National Potato Day gives this trusted household staple a moment of glory with celebratory events taking place all over the country. It is earmarked for this Friday, promoted by the Irish Potato Federation and the IFA.

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5,000m gold medal for Coughlan

THE late ’70s and early ’80s was a golden era for Irish middle distance runners, milers in particular.  

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Focusing on the county’s heritage

PRESENTATIONS on new archaeological discoveries along the River Fergus and at Poulnabrone Portal Tomb will underpin Heritage Week in Clare, which runs from this Saturday to August 25.

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