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Tuamgraney trees for rent this yuletide

WITH Christmas fast approaching, people’s thoughts are turning towards creating the perfect festive atmosphere at home. The Christmas tree is the centrepiece for most homes but what if you want a live tree without it being cast away at the end of the season?East Clare couple Tristan and Jennifer Lienhard have come up with a novel idea where people can ‘rent’ a tree.Tristan, from Tuamgraney explained that they deliver a potted tree to your door with its own automatic watering system. Then, in January, they collect the tree and replant it in their nursery for use the following year. People can even track their tree, by tagging it to ensure that they receive the same tree year after year.“We came up with the idea last year and it went really well so we decided to do it again this year. It’s a really simple idea and we were amazed that nobody else seemed to be doing it. We were just …

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More than €29,000 raised by Mulryan Memorial Challenge

THE final total of funds raised from the Mulryan Memorial Challenge over the summer has been tallied, with the event raising a massive €29,770.The challenge, inspired by the memory of the late Garda Mike Mulryan, saw a group of mainly East Clare people attack the world renowned Croagh Patrick in County Mayo.Garda Mulryan’s life was tragically cut short in January of this year when he lost a brave battle with cancer. The idea for the challenge came about when a group of his friends, in consultation with his family, wanted to honour his memory in a fitting way.  Funds raised from the challenge went to Milford Hospice, where Garda Mulryan was cared for in his final days. Sgt Joe Fallon, one of the organisers told us, “We certainly didn’t expect to raise so much money and we are delighted that the fundraising has gone so well. We didn’t set out to hold a major fundraising event, primarily this was a …

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Death of Paddy Gleeson, 106

Ireland’s oldest man, Paddy Gleeson, died last weekend. The O’Callaghan’s Mills man turned 106 on May 20. Since turning 100, Paddy earned himself six presidential medals and a level of fame not only because of his age but also for his memory, which was extremely clear until his final year.

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Creative approach to employment issues

Tulla-based garden centre Colourful Creations has found a creative way of tackling its increasing workload without incurring the financial risk associated with taking on a full-time employee.

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Constructing an interesting career

Last year, 1,494 teachers across the country were timetabled for subjects such as construction studies, materials technology (wood) and technical graphics. Only 121 of those were women and only four of these were teaching in Clare.

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Official opening of Feakle playground

The children of Feakle made a dash from national school last Friday as they knew this was the day their new playground would be open.

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Commissioner’s Medal for garda graduate

FLAGMOUNT woman and recent garda graduate, Nora Brady was presented with the Commissioner’s Medal last Friday at the Garda College in Templemore for her outstanding academic achievement while studying for the force.

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Pupils raise funds for Township Trust

OVER the past month, third-year pupils at Scariff Community College have been busy raising almost €800 in aid of the Niall Mellon Township Trust.

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