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Appy days at Ennis National School

ENNIS National School has just launched its mobile app, making it one of the first schools in the country to do so. A survey at the school last winter revealed that almost 90% of families owned a smartphone or tablet of some sort and it was decided an app would be a quick and efficient means of communication between school and home. The app was launched on Monday at the school by past pupil and well-known referee, Rory Hickey.  

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Festival reveals secrets of uncovering history

The largest genealogy event scheduled to take place during The Gathering Ireland 2013 will be held in Ennis next week. The Gathering the Scattering festival, hosted by the Clare Roots Society will take place from Tuesday until April 6 in the Temple Gate Hotel and will be addressed by leading figures in the field of tracing family histories and genealogy.

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Grand designs for comic mart

COMIC books aren’t just for kids, with fans of all ages set to descend on the Temple Gate Hotel this weekend for the county’s first comic book mart. Organisers of the event, which will feature Clare artists who have worked on some of the biggest comic book titles in the world, are hopeful this could become at least an annual occasion.

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40 years of Ennis National

ENNIS National School will be celebrating 40 years of learning this summer as the school prepares itself to move to its brand new location. The celebrations will take place on June 8, with the school calling on people with photos and memorabilia spanning the past 40 years to send copies for display on the day.

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Week-long celebration marks Phoenix visit

  THE twinning relationship between Ennis and Phoenix continues to burn bright, with last week marking its 25th anniversary with a week-long celebration. At a civic reception held by Ennis Town Council in honour of visiting delegates from Phoenix, Mayor of Ennis Peter Considine outlined his wish that the relationship between the sister cities will continue for another 25 years. Among the delegation from Phoenix were Councilman Michael Johnson and members of St Mary’s Catholic High School Band. Despite the unsure future for Ennis Town Council, Mayor Considine spoke of his hope that the twinning would continue. He commented that despite proposals to abolish the council, there is an ongoing committment to maintain the town’s connection with Phoenix. “It’s a real pleasure for Ennis to have known and worked with you for the past 25 years. We wish you continued success and hope that the Ennis-Phoenix relationship continues to grow and prosper over the next 25 years,” he told the …

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