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Celebrating the life and spirit of Maghera

PEOPLE came together at Maghera last Sunday afternoon to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the local church and to reunite past pupils of the local national school, which closed down 40 years ago.

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Querrin school welcomes oldest living pupil home

ON Saturday evening, hundreds of past and present Querrin National School pupils will gladly enter the school, not a jot of homework completed between them. Checking copies won’t be on the agenda this time as the 25-pupil school marks its 135th anniversary in its current location.

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Opposition to memorial for Irish Vietnam War veterans

CALLS to install a memorial in Ennis to Irish soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War sparked opposition from members of Ennis Town Council this week.

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Getting all dolled up for festival duck race

Fashion and glamour are two of the most important ingredients of any race day, and this weekend’s Ennis Street Festival Duck Race will be no different.

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Justice for all

Family law, employment and debt top list of legal concerns dealt with by Clare’s Free Legal Advice Centre, writes Carol Byrne

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Garden festival plans sprouting seeds

PLANS for the recently announced Clare Garden Festival are now in full bloom, with gardeners RTÉ’s Kitty Scully, RHS-tutor Ciaran Burke and Seed Savers’ Jo Newton coming on board.

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100 years of Gortlomain ICA

The Gortlomain Guild of the ICA celebrated its centenary year at the weekend, the oldest guild in the county and the second oldest in Ireland. The headquarters of the guild at the cottage in Barefield was the scene for the open day celebrations. The special guest at the event was Veronica Rowe, daughter of Jane Vere O’Brien, founder of the Gortlomain guild back in 1912.

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