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Whetting the appetite at second Clare Harvest Banquet

FOR the second year in a row, Ennistymon are preparing to host a guilt-free culinary treat when the Clare Harvest Banquet takes place early next month. Organising an event that would stand up as something which people would want to support, even if the money was not going to charity, was a challenge embraced by Sinéad Ní Gharbhith.

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Music, stories and comedy… all in one picnic basket

A BRIEF stint as a drug dealer in Ros na Rún may have caused something of an identity crisis for a performer with Clare roots and recently the Leaving Cert inspired him to shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Electric Picnic. So, what next for Aindrias De Staic?Son of well-known Ennistymon man Eddie Stack, Aindrias is no stranger to story-telling or to music or indeed to comedy and he has cemented all three together in building his career as a performer. Splitting his time between Melbourne and Galway, Aindrias has just returned from three weeks taking part in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he won a coveted ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award for his show The Summer I Did the Leaving.

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Novel harvest plan for Linnalla ice-cream makers

A WELL-known North Clare business has adopted a creative method of increasing productivity while also inciting people to get out and take a closer look at their surroundings. The proprietors of Linnalla Pure Irish Ice Cream are urging people to put on their boots, grab their buckets and gather berries.

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Clare woman’s show to be a knock-out at fringe festival

A NORTH Clare woman will highlight her talents to an international audience when she produces a show as part of the 15th annual Dublin Fringe Festival taking place later this month. Emma Pearson, who hails from Ennistymon, has performed in the festival for the past five years but this year has taken the plunge, coming up with her own show, titled Crash Test Cabaret. “It is very exciting to be in the festival. I have performed in it for the last five years in other people’s shows but this is the first time I’ll be producing my own show. It is quite difficult to get into the fringe. You have to submit a proposal but it has to be very detailed and very strong to get selected,” Emma stated.  Emma’s family is originally from the UK but her parents moved to Clare, from Leitrim, when she was a teenager. She was educated at the Convent of Mercy, Ennistymon and Salesian …

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