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Irish integration award for Clare Library

CLARE Library has been honoured for its innovation in the integration of the Irish language in its services as it received the 2009 Gradam Gaeilge an Chláir award. At an awards ceremony in the De Valera library on Monday evening, Seán Ó Ceallaigh, ­Cathaoirleach of An Clár as Gaeilge Teo, the ­language promotion group who organise the award scheme, presented County Librarian Helen Walsh with a specially commissioned plaque. The scheme, now in its fifth year, is specifically directed at companies and organisations in the commercial and public sector that promote the use of Irish both internally and externally.Speaking at the awards ceremony, Ó Ceallaigh said that he was delighted to present the award to Clare Library Services in recognition of the innovative way the service had approached the integration of Irish in its operation. He made specific reference to the wide range of Irish language books that were easily available in every branch library and the highly acclaimed website …

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Cloughleigh residents ‘not going away’

RESIDENTS of Cloughleigh insist that they will continue to fight against the proposed youth and community resource building, which is to be built on the Cloughleigh Road.

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New casual trading bylaws being prepared

NEW bylaws on casual trading in Ennis are on the way.In a report to the council this week, town clerk, Eddie Power said that work is already underway on preparing them.

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Certificates awarded to Skillnets achievers

Nearly 50 certificates were formally handed over at Ennis Adult Education Centre to learners who took part in Clare Campus Skillnet courses.

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Green light for Barefield school extension

A decade of campaigning and planning for an extension to Barefield National School has borne fruit with last week’s announcement by the Department of Education and Science that the construction phase is due to begin in November.

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Margaret scoops top award for gifted children website

An Ennis woman who launched a website for high-ability children was honoured at the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards last week.

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Business and music in perfect harmony for Ennis Trad Festival

WHEN word got out last June that the Ennis Trad Festival was to be postponed, there was widespread disappointment amongst Irish traditional musicians and fans. The shelving of the festival was yet another casualty of the economic downturn, it appeared.

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Regional gold award for local butcher

Derek Molloy of Molloy Family Butchers, Abbey Street, Ennis and Roslevan Shopping Centre, has again made headlines, winning three gold medals at the 2009 Craftbutchers Regional Sausage and Pudding competition.

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