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Championing The Banner on the airwaves

NEXT Monday, Raidio Corca Baiscinn will broadcast a documentary on the history and role of The Clare Champion newspaper in the county. This one-hour documentary, Championing The Banner, highlights some of the key and important events reported in Clare. It explores how The Clare Champion came into existence in 1903 and the circumstances surrounding it. It will also explore the cultural and social scene that the paper was born into and how the paper progressed through the early years. “Listeners will be given an insight into the day-to-day running of the paper. It is also an interactive documentary between the broadcaster and the community of Clare,” producer and presenter of the documentary, James Flanagan said. The programme also discusses key stories, such as Clare’s Munster football success in 1992, the success of the Clare hurlers in the mid-90s, the opening of Shannon Airport, Muhammad Ali’s visit to Ennis, De Valera’s election in Clare and many more of the most important …

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A night on the wild side

INTERNATIONALLY renowned wildlife cameraman and TV personality, Gordon Buchanan will give an illustrated talk at Glór on Wednesday next. Perhaps best known for his BBC One series The Bear Family and Me and The Polar Bear Family and Me, he is also a regular contributor to BBC’s Springwatch and Autumnwatch series. In recent years, he has made a name for himself as a filmmaker specialising in big cats. Filming lions and hyenas at night in the Serengeti in 1999 led to him making two films for the BBC’s Natural World series. His Glór appearance will be an evening of exciting personal recollections, inviting the audience into his world of weird and wonderful wildlife, including the footage of his encounter with a hungry polar bear. This terrifying segment of the series has been viewed millions of times on YouTube and will be recounted on the night. Speaking about that incident, he says, “We wanted to have a way of getting close …

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