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Playground dispute erupts in Inis Ealga

PLAYGROUND equipment could be removed from Inis Ealga, residents have been warned.

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Senior Citizens’ club plans to expand next door

SHANNON Senior Citizens Club is planning for expansion. When The Clare Champion visited them on Monday afternoon there was a group of about 20 people in the clubhouse at Purcell Park enjoying their lunch and a chance to socialise.

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Celebrating wearing the green and 60 years of marriage

ST Patrick’s Day marked the 60th wedding anniversary of Tony and Mary McCormack, who have been living in Shannon for the last 42 years.Celebrations took place to mark the event and Mary said she had enjoyed their diamond anniversary. “We had the wedding in London and we’re here in Shannon for 42 years now. We celebrated on St Patrick’s Day and we had a lovely time. There were a good few people there, relations and friends.”The couple have received an invitation to visit President Mary McAleese on March 31 and she sent them a letter and signed photograph in honour of the anniversary.The two met at a céilí on the Holloway Road and after going out for three years, they got married. Tony worked in a number of jobs but he still retains a fondness for Shannon company EI. “I really enjoyed working for EI. The pay wasn’t great but we were making a product that was saving lives and …

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Council offers athletic club 3.2 hectares

CLARE County Councillors have agreed to lease a smaller portion of land to Shannon Athletic Club for 150 years at a nominal rent of €1 annually.Councillors approved the lease of lands for 150 years including the old Shannon all-weather pitch to Shannon Athletic Club at a local electoral area meeting last October. The area referred to in the notice before the members was 3.306 hectares. However, in a report prepared for councillors at a county council meeting on Monday, senior executive officer, Michael McNamara, stated it was necessary to resurvey the actual area involved following the erection of the boundary to the affected lands. The new area of land following the second survey measures about 3.22 hectares as shown on a county council map. Councillors were informed that the new area of land being leased to Shannon Athletic Club is 3.22 hectares and this was agreed at a local electoral area meeting last February. This resolution was proposed by Councillor …

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Project to uncover town’s social history

HERITAGE group Dúchas na Sionna launched its Shannon social history project last Friday night. The project is set to be completed by the end of the year, while a book is set to follow on from it.

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McCafferty critical of council’s American visit

SENDING representatives of Shannon Town Council to the US is a waste of money, according to Sinn Féin’s Cathy McCafferty.

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Airport moving towards profitability, says DAA chief

DUBLIN Airport Authority chairman David Dilger attended Shannon Chamber’s spring lunch last week.

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Anti-social behaviour meeting

RESIDENTS of Cúl na Gréine attended Tuesday night’s meeting of Shannon Town Council as members discussed anti-social behaviour in their estate.

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