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Digging up Clare’s roots

CLARE Roots Society, in conjunction with the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sports, the Clare Education Centre and Clare County Library, are launching a genealogy project for primary schoolchildren all over Clare which involves the collection and transcription of as many memorial cards as can be rounded up.The resulting database of Clare forbearers will be preserved by the Local Studies Library and will be available on their website. A spokeswoman for the Clare Roots Society said that this is a very significant project and it will hopefully be used to create a model for similar projects in other counties. “We would be aiming to collect at least 5,000 cards, so we’re hoping all schools get involved in this interesting project,” she said.During the month of November, schoolchildren across the county will collect memorial cards from their families and friends and bring them to their schools to have them photocopied or scanned.“The cards should be of Clare people at home or …

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Shannon Aerospace job losses

EDITORIAL THE details of over 100 jobs losses were due to be officially outlined to staff at Shannon Aerospace this Thursday morning. The aircraft maintenance company, a subsidiary of the global Lufthansa Technik AG based in Hamburg, employs close on 800 people in a purpose-built facility at Shannon Airport.

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