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Flan recalls Orange parade in new book

ON Wednesday next in The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon at 6pm, Flan Garvey, who served on Clare County Council from 1985 to 2009, will launch his self penned book, Inside Minds North and South. The book depicts his role in initiating the twinning of Clare County Council with Newry and Mourne District Council in 1988. Mr Garvey recalled a talk he gave to the twinning group in Ennistymon to mark the 21st anniversary. “I said imagine a man like me, a teacher, giving examples to others, sitting down watching television and being delighted when I saw that British soldiers had been killed. That’s kind of unforgivable and I thank God I got time to get forgiveness. “A great friend, Tom McLean said to me afterwards that he was thinking exactly the same from the opposite side. ‘We were both wrong, Flan’,” he said, and we shook hands. The retired school principal vividly recalls attending a July 12 Orange Order parade in …

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Ennistymon right of way row

A DISPUTED right of way on the proposed site for a new Aldi supermarket “will be contested to the end”, a former mayor of Clare told an oral hearing last week. An Bord Pleanála held a two-day hearing in Ennis last week after three separate appeals were lodged against permission for the development of the discount supermarket on the mart site in Ennistymon. As well as the amenity value of the existing mart, Kevin O’Connor, the resident living closest to the site, described how schoolchildren, local people and firefighters at the nearby station have used a stile beside his home to access a right of way through the mart grounds for decades. Mr O’Connor described how he is the third generation of his family to live on Churchill, his children are the fourth and his grandchildren the fifth. In cross-questioning, he estimated that the stile “must be there over 40 years”. He said he had been using it for the …

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