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First day of school approaching

WITH September approaching fast, thoughts are now turning to the first day at school.A free leaflet to support Clare parents with children starting primary school entitled Going to Big School has been published online by Early Childhood Ireland and the National Parents Council Primary (NPC).

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Memorial to recognise former Roses

ORGANISERS of the Rose of Tralee Festival are trying to contact former Clare and Clare-born roses for a very special tribute event, which takes place during the festival in Tralee, County Kerry later this month. All former rose finalists will have their names inscribed in a glass wall of honour in the Tralee Rose Garden, which will be unveiled on Thursday, August 15.

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Carnegie’s life and death

MOST people will have heard the old yarn about the tourist asking for directions in New York. The question of “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?” got the very basic answer “Practice Man Practice”. Carnegie Hall, one of the great iconic performance venues, was named after the Scottish-born industrialist who financed it.

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A great show at South East Clare

  THE annual South East Clare Show at Bridgetown took place last weekend. The following are first placed results. Horse ShowingBest heavy weight or draught broodmare: Jimmy Casey, Kildysart; Best broodmare lightweight: Sheelagh Barry, Inch; Best non-thoroughbred colt foal: Dermot O’Sullivan, Kildysart; Best non-thoroughbred filly foal: Jimmy Casey, Kildysart; All-Ireland Breeders Championship qualifier: Dermot O’Sullivan, Kildysart, Stephen Culliney, Corofin; Champion foal: Champion: Dermot O’Sullivan, Kildysart, Reserve: Jimmy Casey, Kildysart; Champion broodmare The Michael Skeehan Memorial Perpetual Challenge Cup: Champion: Sheelagh Barry, Inch, Reserve: Jimmy Casey, Kildysart; Yearling colt or gelding: John Leahy, Cregg, Lahinch; Yearling filly: Rebecca Monahan, Tulla; The Irish Filly All-Ireland Championship qualifier: Peter Williams, Lisdoonvara, Rebecca Monahan, Tulla; Two-year-old colt or gelding: Cyril Stephens, Kilrush; Two-year-old filly: Noel O’Shea, Labasheeda; Three-year-old colt or gelding: Frank Casey, Ennis; Three-year-old filly: Michael Lyons, Birdhill, Tipperary; Overall champion young horse The Cooneys Bar Perpetual Challenge Cup: Champion: Cyril Stephens, Kilrush, Reserve: Michael Lyons, Birdhill, Tipperary. Show pony Open and novice …

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