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16th Russell festival in Doolin

THE 16th festival commemorating the Russell brothers is taking place in Doolin from Friday, February 26, to Monday, March 1.

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A little bit of magic for Nepalese health centre project

AN Ennis medical student is heading up a voluntary organisation that is planning to begin construction on a new healthcare centre in a Nepalese village this summer.

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UL road link to Clonlara unveiled

THE University of Limerick has unveiled plans to create a new access link road from the Clare campus to Gillogue, Clonlara in a bid to address existing inadequate road infrastructure for thousands of staff and students entering the facility from the region.

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Halfway mark for Killaloe man’s voyage

AN international crew, including a Killaloe coast guard member, have succeeded in completing more than half of their gruelling 5,000km row across the Atlantic Ocean.

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Conflicting views over playground lease

THE leasing of the playground at Inis Ealga to local residents for a nominal fee provoked lively debate at Tuesday’s Shannon Electoral Area meeting.

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Councillors critical of Avoca ‘eyesore’

SHANNON Area Councillors criticised Avoca Handweavers this week, for failing to make repairs after their building was damaged by fire in October 2007.

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Pupils reap benefits from school English Club

MASS immigration into Ireland in the last decade put a strain on schools and one of the new difficulties was dealing with pupils who weren’t fluent in English. However, at St Patrick’s Comprehensive, an after-school English Club was established to help the new arrivals.

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Funding cuts hit spring music school

Government cuts almost forced the cancellation of one of South Galway’s premier music events, it was revealed this week.

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