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Youth exchange highlighted at festival

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan highlighted the innovative nature of the North/South youth exchange at the Waterways Ireland Scariff Harbour Festival.

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Legislation gets thumbs-up from community co-op

East Clare Community Cooperative has said new legislation recently introduced to ease the regulatory burden on co-operative societies is a step in the right direction.

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Travelling in a new direction

  A NEW traffic plan will be implemented in Scariff from next Tuesday and motorists are being advised to be mindful of the changes, which will see a one-way system introduced on Main Street and Jones’ Road. Motorists will now only be able to travel one way in a northbound direction on Main Street from Scariff Bridge to the Market House and one way in a southbound direction on Jones’ Road from the green to the ambulance station. Other roads are to remain the same. The traffic management plan is to facilitate additional car parking in the town, at the Main Street and the town square. Senior executive engineer for the Killaloe Electoral Area, Hugh McGrath said, weather permitting, it is expected to unveil signage and lay new road markings next Tuesday and begin the plan that afternoon. In addition to the one-way systems, he outlined a new parking arrangement will be put in place. “There will be a restriction …

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Showing pride in Mountshannon

MOUNTSHANNON people showed the huge interest they have in their own community when they made a presentation to Pride of Place judges, Blaise Treacy and Declan Nelson, on Tuesday.

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Festival to celebrate Northern links

This year’s Waterways Ireland Scariff Harbour Festival will celebrate its inland waterways link with Northern Ireland in a new launch event involving young East Clare people.

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Parkinson’s set-dancing Gathering

An Italian doctor’s chance discovery of the therapeutic effects of Irish set dancing in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD) will be the subject of an international gathering of musicians and minds next month.

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Double lines causing division

AN irate resident, upset at the installation of double yellow lines outside his house in Feakle, vented his frustration at a local authority engineer it was claimed at a recent meeting.

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In Time, In Tune, in Feakle

A DOCUMENTARY film cataloguing 25 years of the International Feakle Festival is to be screened on TG4 later this month, ahead of this year’s annual festival.

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Sea eagles getting ready to take flight

Onlookers in Mountshannon are awaiting the much-anticipated flight from the nest of Ireland’s first white-tailed sea eagle chicks to be born in the wild in over 110 years.

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Council approval for €431k roadworks

Clare County Council has approved roadworks costing an estimated €431,200 throughout East Clare after 12 local communities made a voluntary contribution totalling €86,000.

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