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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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Johnny lifts the lid on suicide bereavement

JOHNNY Richardson remembers his sister Gillian. You would remember her too, he says, if you met her. He recalls an outgoing, funny person, focussed on her job, a great sister, a great partner and a great mother. She was also intensely private and maybe, he suggests, “that was part of her difficulty”.

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Belief and Blind Ambition

SENATOR Martin Conway stands in the lobby of the Old Ground Hotel. He wears a customary suit and holds a briefcase. In an hour he will board a train to Dublin to attend Seanad Éireann. He is just a few feet inside the door, watching it, waiting. He greets those walking in. “Typical politician”, some might say, “saluting everyone”. Martin has learned from experience that it is better to say hello to everyone than to snub a friend or supporter.

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Communicating a passion for gardening

WHEN Carmen Cronin was made redundant from her job with a multi-national company in Shannon, she was stunned. It was her worst moment since she moved to Ireland from Frankfurt in 1999 to study at UL. She was well aware that the recession was biting but didn’t think she would get caught in the economic maelstrom.

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Tackling Croagh Patrick for the parish

CLOONEY-Quin GAA Club members are readying themselves for a sponsored climb of Croagh Patrick on Sunday, July 22. The walk is in aid of the Clooney-Quin hurling, camogie, football, ladies football and handball clubs.

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Spotlight on Lahinch links in new global TV ad campaign

THE spotlight is on North Clare as filming for the second phase of Tourism Ireland’s global advertising campaign, Jump into Ireland, is underway.

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