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Sharing county’s oral history

SINCE it was formed in February 2009, Clare’s oral history and folklore group, Cuimhneamh an Chláir, have been visiting the county’s oldest residents and recording their memories of times past.

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Clare connections for roses

ALTHOUGH County Clare is not directly represented at this year’s annual International Rose of Tralee Festival this week, there are two international roses the county will be cheering for when they take to the stage with Daithí O’Shea.

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Quin Tea Rooms in top 50

Quin Tea Rooms on Main Street in Quin has been shortlisted as part of an Irish Times poll, after it was nominated as one of the best tearooms in Ireland.

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The secret history of modern Irish folk songs

Because of emigration, it is inevitable that there have been many Irish influences on American folk songs and ballads but the reverse is also the case. Many of the classic ballads regarded as Irish were actually written elsewhere.

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A rainbow over life’s mountains

WILLIAM Winder had plans. He wanted As in his Junior Cert. He wanted to climb Machu Picchu. He wanted to be a world-class golfer or an internationally renowned DJ, or maybe all these things. He was a son, a big brother, a cousin, a friend. He was a 15-year-old boy and on June 3, he took his own life.

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Behind the style at Ladies’ Day

DOTTED among the customary bright colours, the enclosure at this year’s Ladies Day at the Galway Races was peppered with plenty of duck egg blues, pale pinks, mint greens and various shades of nude. Metallics also featured as did lace, the latter in abundance. As well as the dandelion hats that have been emerging in recent years, big structured hats were everywhere and this was reflected in the overall winner.

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A record- breaking history of the Olympics

August 5: Jesse Owens’ long jump record lasted for 25 years and Bob Beaman’s record set at the Olympics in Mexico lasted for 23 years.

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