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Looking back on a year in office

COUNCILLOR Pat Hayes, having now relinquished his role as mayor, is looking forward to getting back to the grassroots and throwing himself into community issues in East Clare.

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Dancing shoes on for cancer charity

PEOPLE from across 12 towns and villages in East Clare will be taking steps to raise funds for cancer research as they prepare to launch Strictly Come Dancing East Clare next week.

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O’Suilleabháin praises music centre project

THE director of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, Professor Micheál O’Suilleabháin, this week expressed his keen interest in the Cnoc na Goaithe music centre project in Tulla and outlined its potential for both the locality and broader music community.

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President helps mark co-op’s anniversary

PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins attended the East Clare Co-op in Scariff on Thursday to officially mark the 25th birthday of the co-operative. Quoting the United Nations secretary general, Ban-Ki-Moon, the President stressed to the large gathering, “Co-operatives are a reminder to the international community that it is possible to pursue both economic viability and social responsibility”.The co-op was founded in September 1987 as the Coleen Bridge Co-operative with the aim of creating a Steiner-based primary school, which is now an independent initiative and is joined by a secondary school and a preschool.  A few years later, in 1991,  long before others around the country, the East Clare Community Co-operative established itself as an independent co-operative with a focus on training, local capacity building and enterprise support for environmentally sustainable social and business initiatives. In his address, President Higgins commended the board and members for developing and attracting a range of services to Scariff through the creation of this co-operative.“Today, you …

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President helps mark co-op’s anniversary

PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins attended the East Clare Co-op in Scariff on Thursday to officially mark the 25th birthday of the co-operative. Quoting the United Nations secretary general, Ban-Ki-Moon, the President stressed to the large gathering, “Co-operatives are a reminder to the international community that it is possible to pursue both economic viability and social responsibility”.The co-op was founded in September 1987 as the Coleen Bridge Co-operative with the aim of creating a Steiner-based primary school, which is now an independent initiative and is joined by a secondary school and a preschool.  A few years later, in 1991,  long before others around the country, the East Clare Community Co-operative established itself as an independent co-operative with a focus on training, local capacity building and enterprise support for environmentally sustainable social and business initiatives. In his address, President Higgins commended the board and members for developing and attracting a range of services to Scariff through the creation of this co-operative.“Today, you …

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Phase one of Cnoc na Gaoithe opens

THE town of The Windswept Hill will be a hive of activity later this month as Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe gets underway on Thursday, June 28, continuing until Sunday, July 1.

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Highlighting priceless support for carers

TOM and Netta Long had planned a holiday break in Scotland to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary back in 2007.

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Green light for old schoolhouse works

THE old schoolhouse at O’Callaghan’s Mills has been a landmark in the community since it was built in 1848 and plans are currently underway to renovate the building so its legacy of benefiting the local youth may continue.

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