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Passion of St Flannan’s Terrace people remembered

  WHEN Brian Dinan set out to document the history of St Flannan’s Terrace last August, little did he realise what lay ahead. At first he planned to produce a commemorative booklet within a few months. However, the wealth of photographic material and heart rending stories that emerged led Brian to delve even deeper. This research has resulted in the publication of new book A Terrace of Houses – A Passion of People, which will be launched by the Clare Roots Society next week. The book is based on the history of St Flannan’s Terrace and the people who lived there over the past 100 years. The book will be launched at 8pm on Thursday, May 30 in The Old Ground Hotel and all are welcome. Included in the book are 240 photos, most never seen by the public. There are reports on housing conditions of the early 20th century, the Urban Council’s role in building the scheme and a …

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Finding a Good Home for unwanted items

THEY say one person’s trash is another person’s treasure and one Ennis woman has certainly proved that. Just over one year ago, Tina Whelan set up the Clare Free to a Good Home Facebook page, along with some other like minded people. Since then, the page has gone from strenght to strenght, with 3,500 members.

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US visitors draw blank at bank

VISITORS to the county capital from its twin city of Phoenix certainly didn’t ‘bank’ on the kind of reception they received when they visited the town recently. While the recent Phoenix Week has been hailed as an overwhelming success, one local councillor has criticised the way some of the Phoenix delegates were treated in the town’s banks.

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