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Spreading the word for Fairtrade Fortnight

SECOND-class pupils at CBS in Ennis helped to spread the Fairtrade message across the globe this week. Fairtrade Fortnight continues throughout the town until March 13, with a host of events planned to celebrate.

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John Lonergan among Lenten speakers

A FORMER heroin addict, DJ Gareth O’Callaghan, journalist John Waters and former governor of Mountjoy Prison, John Lonergan are amongst the high profile speakers set to preach at weekend masses in Ennis during Lent.

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All set for Seachtain na Gaeilge

The programme of events has been announced for 2011 Seachtain na Gaeilge, which will be launched in Ennis this Thursday by well-known Irish language writer and musician Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé and Bainisteoir Náisiúnta de Sheachtain na Gaeilge Órla Nic Suibhne.

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Pupils build global village

Our Global Village was the theme of an exhibition staged by pupils of Ennis Educate Together in at Cois na hAbhna last week. The exhibition of dwellings, shops and other structures was prepared with the help of the school’s artist in residence, David O’Rourke.

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Music shop owner’s fear for future of business

Ennis currently has just one dedicated music shop following the recent closure of Roxy Music and owner of Our Generation, Creina Wickham, explains that such is the decline in music sales she can only operate on a week-to-week basis.

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Tourism opportunities from traditional music

THE promotion of Irish traditional music in Clare can generate major economic tourism benefits, according to Senator David Norris.

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1892 chess cup returned to Trinity

WHEN Fiona de Buitleir, a teacher at Ennis National School, was rummaging through some items bequeathed to her, her curiosity was aroused by a silver cup.

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Putting Clare back on the business map

BOTH Ennis Development Forum and Ennis Chamber have joined forces in a bid to put Clare businesses back on the map by being the first county in Ireland to trade through the recession.

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