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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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First day of school approaching

WITH September approaching fast, thoughts are now turning to the first day at school.A free leaflet to support Clare parents with children starting primary school entitled Going to Big School has been published online by Early Childhood Ireland and the National Parents Council Primary (NPC).

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Michael McElligott of Pallasgreen threshing oats by hand at Kildysart Agricultural Show. Photograph by John Kelly.

Top of the class

Kildysart Agricultural Show proved to be a winner yet again with the 71st annual event drawing large crowds to the show field, jumping arena and indoor exhibition on Saturday.

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Conference a social outlet for disease sufferers

THE event held in Feakle on Tuesday was deemed “an outstanding success” by Councillor Pat Hayes, who chaired the health conference.

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Survey shows rise in hotel room bookings

CROWE Horwath, who are leading advisors to the Irish Hotel sector, has launched its 18th annual survey, which showed improvements in the West of Ireland in terms of room occupancy.

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