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Zimmer up and running in Shannon

WHILE the country is firmly in the grip of recession, there has been at least one positive development, with the news that the new Zimmer plant in Shannon has begun shipping commercial products in recent weeks.

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A child’s battle with leukaemia

THE Sydney-based parents of three-year-old Bella O’Brien, whose father Noel is from Cooraclare, have expressed both amazement and gratitude for the help and support afforded to them by the people of Cooraclare and the greater West Clare area during the time that Bella was treated for leukaemia.

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Aughinish artist’s plein air paintings

A South Galway artist is currently the subject of a short documentary being broadcast across Canada. Nicola Corless spoke to Helen Tilston, who splits her time between Florida and Toronto, and has been labelled an accidental environmental painter.  

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Currach project is a success

The Kilkee-based West Clare Currach Club has been spreading its wings of late. In fact, the club has just finished building a currach in St John’s Parish Hall in Ballyvaughan. Given its location, the North Clare village has a maritime tradition dating back centuries.

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