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Body Recovered near Ardnacrusha

A BODY recovered from the Shannon in South East Clare on Monday has been formally confirmed as missing Clonlara student Steven Kavanagh, gardaí have confirmed. Mr Kavanagh’s body was located in the water close to the Ardnacrusha power station on the Shannon at approximately 1pm on Monday. It follows a 19 day search of the waterways in South East Clare for 21 year old LIT student and Clonlara resident. His remains were brought to University Hospital Limerick for a post mortem examination on Monday afternoon.

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The show goes on at Bridgetown

FEARS for the future of the annual South-East Clare Agricultural Show in Bridgetown have been allayed after a rallying call achieved the desired result. New blood was urgently required to ensure the survival of the annual South-East Clare Agricultural Show in Bridgetown in July and show society chairman, Pat Hayes issued a clarion call in The Clare Champion recently for new members to turn out in large numbers at a special show meeting in Bridgetown National School last week. A number of key positions on the committee, including the secretary’s post, were vacant following retirements and emigration of possible replacement candidates. Mr Hayes said new members had to step forward to ensure the survival of the show. His plea was heeded after 35 turned up, including  new members, to meeting in order to ensure the show will go ahead as scheduled. Glowing tributes were paid to a number of outgoing members who opted to retire, some of whom have worked in …

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Putting South-East Clare’s past in the frame

DIFFERENT facets of life in South-East Clare over a 60-year period have literally been put into the frame in a major photographic exhibition at Limerick City Hall. The Street, comprising photographs from The Haselbeck Collection, was officially launched by Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan, TD and Mayor of Limerick Kathleen Leddin recently. In addition, the museum at City Hall hosts a display of his camera equipment, as well as some archival documents illustrating the professional and personal life of professional photographer Franz S Haselbeck. It will remain open to the public at Limerick City Hall from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm until the end of February. Admission is free. The exhibition follows the publication of a book, Franz S Haselbeck’s Ireland, which was compiled by his granddaughter, Patricia Haselbeck Flynn, with 200 selected images from the Haselbeck Collection. The book followed his career from Dublin to Kerry and concentrates on his work throughout the Mid-West, where he spent most …

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Early 20th century Clare in photos

LIMERICK  City Museum and Archives (LCMA) is to host a major photographic exhibition featuring rare images of South East Clare and Limerick City, dating back to the early 20th century. “The Street” exhibition, comprising of photographs from The Haselbeck Collection, will be launched at Limerick City Hall on Monday, January 13 by Mayor of Limerick Kathleen Leddin and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan. Franz S. Haselbeck worked as a professional photographer in the Mid-West from 1912 until his death in 1973. He cycled all over Limerick City and throughout South East  Clare to photograph the important events of his time, including the War of Independence and major construction projects, as well as everyday events. Today, The Haselbeck Collection is regarded as one of the most important collections of 20th century Ireland. Some of the earliest photographs featured in the exhibition relate to the Irish Volunteers and the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1913 and 1914 at a time …

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