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The death of Frank Ryan

TIME LINE FRANK Ryan was a native of Limerick with strong Clare connections – his mother’s family came from Kilfenora. The family were well educated and Frank attended St Colman’s, Fermoy, where he won a scholarship to UCD.  

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Martin in 600-mile cycle for cancer charity

A 58-year-old cancer patient will complete a 600-mile cycle all over the West of Ireland in June to raise funds for a local cancer charity.Originally from Clancy Strand in Limerick, Martin Connery moved to Mayo 25 years ago with his wife Leona, where they reared their two sons, Ian and Mark. They currently reside in Ballyhaunis.The Life Cycle starts in Letterkenny on Saturday, June 12 and will finish at Inis Aoibhinn, Cancer Care West’s residential facility in Galway, on Sunday, June 20.Martin will cycle from Letterkenny to Sligo on the Saturday, Sligo to Ballyhaunis the following day and from Ballyhaunis to Mountbellew a day later. Loughrea will be his next destination and he will take a rest day in Limerick on Thursday, June 17.He then heads for Kilrush on Friday, June 18 before travelling to Lisdoonvarna on the eighth day, arriving in Galway on the Saturday.Having astounded medical professionals by remaining well and healthy through an active lifestyle and positive …

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Eddie’s Eco Farm ready for the off

At home in Clarecastle, Eddie Connors won’t have a spare moment to call his own in the coming weeks. On Sunday, June 13, his estuary eco-farm will open for business, while later this summer the farm, which is called Im Eco Farm, will feature on RTÉ’s Higher Ground.

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Award for Clare charity worker

At the recent annual general meeting at the Masonic Hall in Molesworth Street in Dublin, the Republic of Ireland Branch of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA-Forces Help) took time to formally acknowledge the service of one of its Munster caseworkers, Paschal Sage.

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