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School kids asked to name that voucher

ENNIS Chamber, in association with The Clare Champion has launched a primary school competition to name the new Ennis Gift Voucher Scheme.

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Contracts signed for new Ennis National School

It has been a long, drawn-out battle but finally there’s light at the end of the tunnel as regards the construction of a new school building to replace the existing Ennis National School. The campaign for a new school has been a 10-year process and counting but this week, design contracts were signed, moving the project for the development of a new building on a greenfield site at Ashline on the Kilrush Road, a step further.

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Developers remain committed to €60m Derg marina project

The developers of a proposed €60 million redevelopment of a marina on the shores of Lough Derg remain committed to the overall project, despite a withdrawal of the planning application this week. That’s according to Eclipse Development spokesman, Michael Parker who told The Clare Champion that the developers were still going ahead with and were fully committed to the major revamp of Derg Marina.

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Minister opens €4.1m UL boathouse

A number of Clare people played a pivotal role in the development of the new state-of-the-art €4.1 million boathouse facility at the University of Limerick (UL) last week.

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Marathon run for Caring for Carers

A Clooney-Quin hurler has turned his skills to running as he prepares to take part in the Dublin City Marathon at the end of the month and in doing so, he hopes to raise awareness for Caring for Carers.Sean Daffy from Clooney had never trained or participated in a marathon before but had always set a goal for himself to do one before he turned 30. However, in the midst of his first few training sessions tragedy struck his family and both his grandmothers died within a week of each other.

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Prestigious invitation for Clare artist

West Clare artist Carmel T Madigan has been invited to attend and feature in a premier international arts event in Florence in December alongside 800 other specially selected artists from 74 countries worldwide.

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€200,000 Allenders Field role queried

Kilkee Town Councillor Claire Haugh has expressed her disappointment with how Allenders Field, located in the East End of the town, just off the Miltown Malbay Road, has not fulfilled its role as a recreational green walking area in the town.

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River clean-up in Ennistymon

A team of local people got their hands dirty this week when they participated in a clean-up of part of the Cullinagh River, which flows through Ennistymon and is visible from the bridge on the town’s Lahinch Road. According to a spokesperson for the Ennistymon and District Community Organisation (EDCO), the group who organised and undertook the clean-up, the river has the potential to be a significant resource for the town, but, because of its condition, it has been under-utilised for a number of years.

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