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Reaching out to region’s diaspora

OVER 370 parish communities throughout the Shannon Region are being targeted to take part in an innovative programme to identify and reunite their local diaspora abroad.

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Cruising towards a €500,000 boost for Shannon Region

TOURISM businesses in Clare and Limerick received a welcome boost last weekend when the Port of Foynes welcomed the largest cruise liner ever to have visited the port.

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The Court of Brian Merriman

WE were taught a certain amount of Brian Merriman’s Midnight Court in national school but, of course, only selected lines and As Gaeilge. It would never have done to have read all the poem, much less learned it and definitely not in English translation.

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Week in pics

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There’s no school like the old school

ONE hundred years ago this month, Clare’s only Irish college, Coláiste Eoghain Uí Chomhraidhe, Carrigaholt was established.Overlooking the Shannon Estuary and with views of Carrigaholt Castle and Kilredaun lighthouse, the distinctly white coated building nestles in a tranquil setting, two miles from Carrigaholt village. The college caters for a maximum of 100 pupils (86 boarders) in the months of June, July and August. Five teachers and two student teachers are employed for the duration of pupils’ three-weeks stay, while Macdara Tóibín is the Ard Mháistir. He succeeded his father Buadhach Tóibín, who joined the college staff in 1940 and served as Ard Mháistir from 1944 until his death in 1997. “It’s one of the oldest colleges in the country. I think there was two Irish colleges (Waterford and Cork) founded before it,” Macdara Tóibín told The Clare Champion. While Carrigaholt or the Loop Head peninsula wasn’t a fully blown Gaeltacht in 1912, Irish was spoken by a sizeable number of …

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Revisiting old times in Kilmihil

WRITERS often have to deal with moments of alarming peril. Not all of them have had their wife chase them around the kitchen, issuing chilling warnings about deadlines however.

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Looking back at ‘deireadh na gcoillte’

During our school days one of the Irish poems we all had to learn was Cill Chais. We all heard about “deireadh na gcoillte” and how the great native woods were cleared. The woods were indeed cleared not just for sale but also to ensure that the disposed Irish had no place to hide or from which to attack the planters.

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