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Camera club snaps up accolades at audiovisual championships

SHANNON Camera Club had 11 entries for the 30th Irish National Audiovisual Championships, which was held in Dublin last weekend.Shannon had three entries in the novice category, seven in the advanced category and one in the club category.The local entrants enjoyed success as Ann Fitzmaurice received an honourable mention for her sequence The Clare 10k run, while Larry Stewart also got an honourable mention for his sequence The Stained Glass of Harry Clarke. Corrie Thorn won a bronze medal for her sequence The Rescue and he also won the George and Doreen Pollock medal, cup and certificate for best first-time entrant. Noel Ryan received a silver medal for his sequence entitled The Fertile Rock and he also won an honourable mention in the All-Ireland section. He took the best overall prize in the national section and was presented with the Kieran O’Loughlin Memorial Trophy. This trophy is named after a former member of the Shannon Camera Club.In the club category, …

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Rates group to meet county manager

A NEW group founded to seek a reduction of the rates burden on business is set to meet with county manager Tom Coughlan next Monday, while it will hold its second public meeting on Tuesday night at 8pm in the Oakwood Arms.

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Encouraging adult education for men

CLARE VEC Adult and Community Education are setting up a South Clare Men’s Shed Learning Group at their Shannon centre. It kicks off next Tuesday at 2pm with tinsmithing.

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No costs available for cycleways

Information on the cost of providing cycle tracks in Shannon is not available, according to Clare County Council.At the October meeting of the council, Councillor Cathy McCafferty put forward a motion with a number of queries about local cycle tracks, including one about the total costs of cycle track provision in the Shannon Town Council area.

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Death of former Chamber chief

FORMER Shannon Chamber president Austin Collins passed away last Monday.

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€32,000 off Glaise na Rinne house prices

SOME €32,000 is set to be taken off the asking prices for the new affordable units at Glaise na Rinne, adjacent to Cluain Airne.

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Glaise na Rinne prices to be reduced

THE price of the new affordable units at Glaise na Rinne are set to be reduced.

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Questions over moves at Deilginis

FEARS that residents are being moved out of the Deilginis Mental Health Facility for cost-saving reasons rather than what is in the residents’ best interests, were voiced at this week’s meeting of Shannon Town Council.

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