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Hunt is on for Clare Rose

The Clare Rose Centre is seeking entrants from all over the county to compete for this year’s Clare Rose title. Local businesses, sporting organisations and professional groupings are invited to take part in what promises to be a memorable Rose selection event.

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Salty faces and ferocious appetites

St Joseph’s Secondary School in Spanish Point was founded 80 years ago by the Sisters of Mercy and to mark the milestone, a new book, Salty Faces and Ferocious Appetites – A tapestry of stories from a Seaside School, will be launched next week. The title comes from the story told by Sr Bernardine Meskell, mother abbess of the Poor Clare Monastery in Ennis, who was a pupil at the school from 1958 to 1963.The sea was magic…I particularly loved the rough winter waves and those walks by the White Strand or down the Racecourse Road coming back with salty faces and ferocious appetites. A winding trail of maroon with a hint of blue regularly moved with the coast road. I still cherish the memory of those school walks. Water always held something special for me, even the rain. During the school term in Spanish Point there was plenty of both sea and rain. I grew up in Castleconnell, County …

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