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Ennis Chamber honour for Bobby

At at recent ceremony in the Rowan Tree Café Bar in Ennis, Bobby Collins of Charleston in South Carolina was enrolled as an honorary member of Ennis Chamber. Bobby, who was accompanied by his wife, Boo, senior vice-president of Engagement at Pure Insurances, was bestowed the honor in recognition of his work in the partnership between Ennis and Charleston.

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Love is anything but plane sailing

LOVE was definitely in the air when a group of daters, including Spanish Point’s Aisling Walsh, set a new Guinness World record for the world’s highest-ever speed date last week.

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Pilgrims arrive after the flood

BISHOP Kieran O’Reilly led 450 pilgrims on the 57th Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes recently, just one week after the authorities were forced to close the sanctuaries after floods devastated the Pyrenees region of the South of France.

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Battle of Britain begins in 1940

IN the middle of June 1940, Churchill  told the British people the Battle of France was over but that the Battle of Britain was about to begin. Whereas the Battle of France was fought on the ground, the Battle of Britain was an out-and-out air war. After the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, Hitler turned his attention to England and ordered preparations for Operation Sealion – the invasion of England. This would be almost impossible while Britain had a superior navy and controlled the English Channel.

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RabbITte on hand for Caring for Carers

SHANNON’S Sylvia Gaffney is no longer afraid of a mouse – a computer mouse that is. Sylvia was among a number of family carers presented with certificates by Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte in Ennis this week after completing a Caring for Carers course in information technology skills.

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Boland’s walk down memory lane

Jean Kennedy Smith was at Shannon Airport last week as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of President John F Kennedy’s visit, writes Dan Danaher

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Scents of a supergarden

SHE has won RTÉ’s Supergarden competition, as well as a silver medal at Dublin Bloom with her innovative garden designs but when it comes to her own garden in Bunratty, Lisa McKnight admits “I just can’t find enough time”.

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Taking a travel experience at King John’s Castle

A WEST Clare construction firm has played a key role in the redevelopment of one of the Mid-West’s top tourist attractions, King John’s Castle in Limerick, which reopened last week following a €5.7 million redevelopment.

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