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Shore Art Project Is A New North Clare Visitor Attraction

WHAT started as an art project from humble beginnings along a sea wall in North Clare has been washed on the crest of a huge wave to become a new visitor attraction with the wow factor. Clahane artist, Ann Vaughan had no idea she would be the brainchild for a concept that has been embraced by hundreds of artists, children as young as two years of age, adults and holidaymakers when she placed the first stone on a sea wall a short distance from her art gallery. “I thought I would just paint a few stones, put them down and see what happens. Then I noticed that kids were putting stuff up. It just started from there. People started adding to it,” explained Ann. Ann came up with this innovative idea during the early stages of lockdown to give people some hope and encouragement in the midst of all the doom and gloom about new Covid-19 restrictions. In recent months, …

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cancer charity provides online services to patients

CLARE Sláinte An Chláir has confirmed it is still providing a lot of services for local cancer patients, despite restrictions imposed during Covid-19 restrictions. One of the centre’s counsellors, Bridget Haren is provides meditation and mindfulness on Tuesdays and Thursdays on line using Zoom to 18 recipients. Using a Whatsapp group, another counsellor provides a similar service to people who may not have access to internet or proper broadband. In addition, cancer patients can also receive one-on-one counselling by telephone. Oncology nurse, Anne Murphy from Tulla contacts people via telephone who require information or advice, which is proving to be very beneficial. The centre’s physiotherapist provides online exercise classes to 12 people on Wednesdays, after the first class was provided last week. Marie Kelly, who runs the outreach service in Raheen, oversees a Whatsapp counselling and meditation group. The charity was forced to close its popular drop-in service at its main centre in Kilnamona on March 5 following the introduction of …

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