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The Old Ground Hotel in Ennis is the place to be for literary lovers this weekend (sponsored)

IN celebration of this Saturday’s Ennis Book Club Festival The Old Ground Hotel has put pen to paper and created the perfect ‘book lovers break’. The hotel, of course, has many literary connections of its own, featuring a cosy library area for residents and it celebrates many of the great Irish Poets throughout the hotel, particularly in the bar area where painted portraits hang of writers like Seamus Heaney and Oscar Wilde. Fittingly then they have titled their Book Club Festival offer The ‘Poet’s Package’ which includes a one-night stay in a luxurious and spacious room or suite, dinner in the acclaimed Poet’s Corner bar which features delicious fresh local Ennis produce. Guests availing of the ‘Poet’s Package’ will also receive a signed copy of ‘This is Happiness’ by Man Booker nominated novelist Niall Williams in their room upon arrival along with tickets to a book festival headline event of your choice. Just days now to the #EBCF2021 Sept 11th …

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Whatever your interest Further Education and Training offers a pathway

Sometimes, finding the best in you takes a bit of exploration. Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board offers hundreds of full-time and part-time Further Education and Training learning pathways at over 300 locations in Limerick and Clare. Further Education and Training helps you get real skills for employment. We deliver courses to over 25,000 learners in Limerick and Clare every year. These learning pathways are for you if you want to enhance your opportunity for employment, up-skill while in employment, help you progress to further studies or develop a new skill. From Apprenticeship and Traineeship to full and part-time FET courses, your pathway to employment, career progression, and life-skills begins with us. Our range of full-time courses includes Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC), Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS), Hospitality Education and Training, Specific Skills Training, and Youth Education and Training. Our part-time delivery includes Core Skills (language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy), Vocational and Employee Skills Development, and Outdoor Education and …

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Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board’s Ennis campus offering great range of courses

IT’S that time of year again when Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board invites you to #FindTheBestInYou and choose a Further Education and Training course that will help you do just that. With this in mind its College of Further Education and Training Ennis Campus has put together a superb offering this autumn, which will allow you to expand your options and develop skills you will need for your future career. The modern campus is ideally located in Clonroad Business Park, just off the Clon Road in Ennis, providing a variety of relevant and innovative Further Education and Training courses for learners, local communities, and enterprise in Clare over the last 25 years. Thanks to continuous expansion and renovation, learners at the college can avail of the very best of facilities as they embark on their career path through an extensive range of full-time and flexible, part-time offerings. Courses on offer are ideal for unemployed early school leavers, adults …

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Kick start home improvements for lasting results now and into the future

As we spend more time at home, many people are using this opportunity to make home improvements. One of the most important parts of any major refurbishment project is choosing the right heating system. Many systems, particularly older ones, are less efficient, which can lead to unnecessary costs and excess emissions. Switching to a modern Calor Gas heating system gives you greater flexibility and takes the hard work out of heating your home. It can be hard to know how to go about getting the best value for money when choosing a heating system. Local Calor Home Energy Consultant Wesley Hampton is on hand to answer any questions and advise homeowners across Co. Tipperary about their home energy needs. Now is a great opportunity to upgrade your home energy system. Being prepared means making sure you have the best heating system in place, powering your home. The ideal heating system is flexible, cost effective and as clean as possible. Homeowners …

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Clare homes can switch from oil and start enjoying all the benefits of gas

For over eighty years, Calor has had a special place in many Irish homes, providing off-grid gas for cooking, heating and hot water. Keeping your stove fed with fuel and ensuring that it is cleaned out can take time and effort. Homeowners across Co. Clare can enjoy the benefits of gas with Calor without any of the clean-up associated with coal, solid fuels or even oil. Calor Home Energy Consultant Damian Ruddy is on hand to answer any questions and advise homeowners about their home energy needs. Many Irish homes are operating on out-dated, inefficient boilers and heating systems, which can result in high energy bills and can also create unnecessary emissions. The ideal heating system is flexible, cost effective and it should also be as clean as possible. Calor work with local registered installers in the midlands to ensure homeowners have access to a reliable and versatile home heating system. Due to their greater efficiency, modern state-of-the-art condenser LPG …

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Switch your home to a cleaner energy solution

Many Irish families heat their homes with old, inefficient boilers and out-dated heating systems. These systems not only waste money, but may not be as effective in heating your home and they can also create unnecessary emissions. For over eighty years, Calor has been at the forefront of providing energy efficient solutions for Irish families. At Calor, we incorporate sustainability into our home heating solutions and that’s why by choosing Calor, you can reduce your energy bills while reducing your carbon emissions and benefitting the environment. The ideal heating system is flexible, cost effective and it should also be as clean as possible. Running your home on coal, wood, pellets or other solid fuels can be inefficient. For those who want to make a switch, Calor is leading the drive to a cleaner energy system. In Co. Clare, Local Calor Home Energy Consultant Damian Ruddy is on hand to assist and advise you with ways to make your home more …

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Ireland is at the heart of Europe’s political agenda

Op-Ed by Gerard Kiely, Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland When European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, delivered her first State of the Union address to the European Parliament on Wednesday, it is no exaggeration to say that Ireland was at the heart of this important speech, which outlines the EU’s vision and political priorities for the coming year. Citing inspirational examples of political wisdom and humanity from the late John Hume and the heart-warming story of Suaad Alshleh, who arrived in Ireland as a refugee from Syria and received a prestigious scholarship to study medicine in Dublin, the President clearly appreciates Ireland’s positive contribution to advancing the values of the European Union. President von der Leyen placed many of Ireland’s priorities at the top of Europe’s political agenda. She stressed the importance of reinforcing Europe’s social market economy to protect workers and businesses. President von der Leyen announced that the Commission will present a European anti-racism …

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