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Cratloe heritage has a new home

UP to 150 places and items of interest in Cratloe have been provided on a new online heritage hub, which has attracted huge local interest as well as international attention from exiles. Most famous for Cratloe Woods and the Cratloe oak trees, the area has a wealth of built and natural heritage which is dispersed through the townlands of Cratloe and includes wells, churches, graveyards, state houses, historical markings and plaques as well as being full of folklore and piseog tales. Locals and people living abroad can now click on Cratloe.ie and discover all the heritage in this district. Before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cratloe Community Council drafted a plan, which prompted the formation of a new heritage group. A few people including Aisling Finn decided to post photographs of the culture and heritage in the locality on social media. After last Christmas, council members felt people were very isolated because they had to remain within five kilometres …

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Family found in Cratloe Woods

A family was found in Cratloe Woods after a two-hour search involving search and rescue services last night. The Killaloe Coastguard Unit was tasked by Valentia Coastguard to respond to an emergency 999 call at 9.50 pm on Monday night from a family who had become lost disorientated in the popular South-East Clare recreational area. Within ten minutes of the pagers being activated, Killaloe Coastguard had two land search teams on route to Cratloe Woods. The Irish Coastguard Rescue Helicopter from Shannon Airport was also tasked to provide assistance in the search. The two Killaloe Coastguard search teams had started searching by 10.30 pm and R115 was conducting a extensive search from air. After one hour of searching, the R115 and the two Killaloe Coastguard search teams had noting to report so the officer in charge requested more Coastguard units from Doolin and Kilkee to assist in the search operation. Cratloe Woods is a very popular area for tourists and walkers, while …

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