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Shannon food court outlets to close

IT is understood that the three occupied units at the food court at SkyCourt are going to close in their current location in the coming months. It is not clear as of yet why they are being closed but it is understood that the occupiers have been given notice, presumably with some other future retailers in mind. SkyCourt refused to make any comment when contacted. At this week’s meeting of Shannon Municipal District, there were claims that SkyCourt has been struggling badly in recent years. Independent Councillor Gerry Flynn said, in recent times, that “the town centre has been practically dying on its feet”. He said that when Shannon Development had its offices in the area it had made a big difference, while it has been negatively effected since its closure. Councillor Flynn said businesses are closing in the centre as it is, while he claimed Shannon Group “walked away from it”. He said he is not happy with how …

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Shannon to the fore with footgolf craze

PLANNING permission is being sought for a footgolf facility in Shannon. Footgolf combines soccer with golf, with players having to kick a ball into a hole in the fewest possible amount of shots. There are several other courses in Ireland already, but none in Clare yet. An Irish Footgolf Association was founded last year to promote the sport in this country and aims to have more than 30 affiliated footgolf courses by the end of next year. Describing the sport on its website it says, “Footgolf is a top-class sports game that blends two of the world’s best and most popular sports – football and golf. It is a competitive, skilful and addictive sports game that mixes the passion and strength of football with the elegance and tradition of golf. Footgolf is played on a golf course by individuals or in groups but instead of swinging golf clubs and hitting golf balls, players kick a standard size football from tee …

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Crematorium back on the agenda

THE provision of a crematorium in Shannon has become a possibility once again. A proposal to dispose of a piece of land to a man who wants to develop it, is set to come before Clare County Council. If it happens, it will be the first crematorium in the county and, indeed, the first in the West of Ireland. Originally proposed a number of years ago by the late Sean Hillery and Tony McMahon, both former county councillors, the use of a site at Illaunmanagh, close to the cemetery in Shannon has been controversial since the idea first arose. The matter resurfaced at Wednesday’s meeting of Shannon Municipal District Councillors. While most of the members were supportive of the development, Shannon-based Councillor Gerry Flynn likened the council executive to a previous government who, he claimed, had kept putting referendums before the people until they got the answer they wanted. On the other side, Sinn Féin’s Mike McKee said he wants …

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