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Embracing the Christmas spirit

The annual Embrace Christmas Concert, a talent showcase for performers, singers and musicians from St Anne’s School, The Dulick Centre, Kilrush Day Hospital, Brothers of Charity, Enable Ireland and The Ennis Arch Club, takes place on this Wednesday. The free event,from 12.30pm to 2pm, at Cois na hAbhna in Ennis, will feature participants in the Embrace Arts & Disability programme. The initiative was established by Clare County Arts Office in 2001 to enable people with disabilities to experience the arts in a variety of art forms through working with professional artists.

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Special gold for Clare athletes

There was great success for Clare athletes at the Special Olympics National competitions in Limerick. Robbie McNamara won gold in the 200m and bronze in the 1200m, while he was a member of the 4 x 100m relay team which took sixth spot. In Division 2 soccer, Stephen McInerney and Patrick Spellissey won gold medals while in Division 3 soccer, Barry O’Regan, John Fitzgerald and Stefan Davis were gold medal winners. In Division 4 soccer, Kieran Whelan, Sean O’Neill and John Madden won silver medals. In basketball Division 2, Martin Cusack and Declan Clohessy were silver medal winners. Adrian O’Neill won a gold medal in the table tennis singles competition and he also won gold in the doubles competition. Patrick O’Leary also won gold in the doubles, while he was fifth in the singles. All of these athletes are members of the Brothers of Charity in Ennis. There was great excitement at the Gort Road headquarters of the organisation as their …

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Making Clare move inclusive

How can we make Clare communities more inclusive? A conference being held on  in Ennis on September 20 aims to answer this question. The event brings together people interested and involved in inclusive and accessible employment, education and lifelong learning, community – led development and social enterprise. The event is co-hosted by Brothers of Charity Clare, Clare Volunteer Centre, Let’s Get Started, East Clare Community Co-op, EmployAbility Clare, and Obair New Market on Fergus. Keith Bates, who is Head of Employment at the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities in the UK is a keynote speaker

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