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Lord Inchiquin objects to Dromoland wells

Lord Inchiquin Conor O’Brien has lodged an objection to a planning application by Dromoland Castle Holdings Ltd, who are seeking to bore three wells to service the castle. The company is seeking planning permission for the provision of a new potable water source serving Dromoland Castle. This would consist of three bored wells and ancillary infrastructure, including a sunken storage tank; underground contact tank; service building; pump system and all ancillary site development works. The development is proposed within the grounds of Dromoland Castle, which is a protected structure. In his objection letter to the application, Lord Inchiquin states that the application relates to an extraction of water by borehole from a watersource that extends in a defined channel under his land and which is accordingly subject to a natural right of reservation of that source attaching to his land and forming part thereof. He outlined that the water source is the subject of High Court proceedings between Lord Inchiquin …

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Lord Inchiquin bemoans lack of funding for Boru celebrations

By Dan Danaher and Carol Byrne LORD Inchiquin, Conor O’Brien, is up in arms over the lack of Government funding and planning for the Brian Boru Millennium celebrations. In an exclusive interview with The Clare Champion, the head of the O’Brien clan, who is the 32nd indirect descent to Brian Ború, issued stinging criticism against Ministers Leo Vradkar and Jimmy Deenihan, claiming the national launch in Trinity College in January came “18 months too late”. During his last meeting with Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan, the 18th Baron of Inchiquin proposed the Government allocate €150,000 to organise celebrations in Killaloe, Clontarf and Cashel, which could have generated €600,000 for the country if Armagh agreed to contribute a similar amount. However, this proposal wasn’t taken up and instead county groups only received a relatively small amount of funding. Accusing the Government of adopting a very “short-sighted” approach, he recalled last January he was advised by Tourism Minsiter Leo Varadkar that groups could apply …

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Brian Boru and the Hakka

CLARE  County Council has joined forces with three other local authorities to commemorate the  1000th  anniversary of Brian Boru’s death with an All-Ireland initiative. Students from St  Anne’s Community College in Killaloe performed The Kincora Call, a New  Zealand style Haka. with a distinctive Irish and Brian Ború slant at the official national launch. The audience included Arts Minister for Arts, Jimmy Deenihan, Dublin Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn, Lord Inchiquin, Conor O’Brien,who is a direct descendant of Boru. Coordinated by Clare County Council, the All- Ireland initiative involves strong co-operation between Clare, Dublin, Tipperary County Council and the Armagh City & District Council. It features a series of commemorations in the four main locations with connections to the life and High Kingship of Ireland’s best known historical figure; Killaloe, which was the seat of Brian Boru’s Kingship of Ireland from 1001 to 1014 AD, Clontarf where he was killed, Cashel, the location of his crowning as high king and Armagh, …

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