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Spancilhill-Clooney water gets all clear

RESIDENTS and businesses on the Spancilhill-Clooney Group Water Scheme can return to regular consumption of their water supply as a month-long boil notice comes to an end.

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Burke calls for changes to house numbers

There are three too many houses at 1 Main Street, Whitegate, a meeting of the Killaloe Electoral Area councillors has heard. According to Councillor Pat Burke, there are four No. 1 houses on Main Street, Whitegate, and following the need for emergency services recently at another house, of which there are three houses with the same address, he decided to raise the issue.Councillor Burke called on Clare County Council to name and provide signage for the two local authority estates in Whitegate village. The proposed names are Cregg View Road for the older estate and Lakyle Park for the newer estate.He explained that an ­ambulance attended the wrong house recently, as there were three such addresses in Whitegate and he said there was nothing to distinguish the houses between each other for the emergency services.“While the postmen do ­generally know where people live, we need something to establish which estates are which. “It appears that addresses were never sorted out, …

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Location of signs ‘baffling’

An East Clare county councillor has described the location of newly erected speed limit signs in Whitegate as “baffling” and has called for the signs’ location to be reviewed and changed at the earliest opportunity.

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Kilkishen restoration takes an international flavour

While the community of Kilkishen is actively pursuing the development and restoration of the disused Church of Ireland to a community cultural centre, one committee member is trying to achieve the same goal on an international scale.

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Chesser wins Miss Dainty Daisy crown

Mountshannon’s Kevin Chesser, aka Miss Graded, was crowned Miss Dainty Daisy 2012 at the finale of the Mid-West Rape Crisis Centre fundraiser, which was held last Saturday.

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Artful Joe enjoying his new post

Following almost 40 years of delivering letters in East Clare, Flagmount man Joe Noonan has received quite a different calling as he embarks on a new path in retirement, taking him from post to paint.  

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12th Tulla Scouts invested into national movement

The 12th Clare Tulla Scouts group were invested at a special ceremony in East Clare last Sunday. The group of 26 beavers and 30 cubs, along with their 14 scout leaders, were invested into the Scouting Ireland organisation at St Joseph’s Secondary School hall last weekend.

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Dancers raise €70,000 for cancer research

Fundraising steps taken by a contingent of East Clare dancers have paid off, as a locally organised strictly come dancing event yielded a staggering €70,000 for cancer research.

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