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Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, Cllr John Crowe met with former Shannon Airport employees Margaret and Frank Furey during a visit to Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Clare tourism delegation in Chicago and Milwaukee

An all-island tourism delegation with connections to the only undisputed High King of Ireland, Brian Ború has undertaken a promotional drive at the world’s largest annual festival of Irish culture.

Coinciding with the millennial anniversary of Ború’s death at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 National Brian Ború Programme representatives, including adelegation from County Clare, are attending the annual Milwaukee Irish Fest in Wisconsin, USA.

The delegation is attempting to lure some of the estimated 150,000 festival goers to County Clare during 2015. Clare artists Sharon Shannon and Socks in the Frying Pan are also performing at the Fest.

Clare representatives met with Ruan  musician Sharon Shannon after one of her performances at Milwaukee Irish Fest last week. Pictured are (back row, left to right) Carol Gleeson, Burren Geopark, Jackie and Niamh Cronin (Glynn's Coaches) and (front row) Cllr John Crowe, Cathaoirleach Clare County Council, Sharon Shannon and Gerard Dollard, Director of Services, Clare County Council.
Clare representatives met with Ruan musician Sharon Shannon after one of
her performances at Milwaukee Irish Fest last week. Pictured are (back row, left to right) Carol Gleeson, Burren Geopark, Jackie and Niamh Cronin (Glynn’s
Coaches) and (front row) Cllr John Crowe, Cathaoirleach Clare County
Council, Sharon Shannon and Gerard Dollard, Director of Services, Clare
County Council.
Ahead of the Milwaukee visit, the Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council Councillor John Crowe met with the Governor of Illinois Pat Quinn and members of the Clare community in Chicago.

 

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