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Jimmy makes his last delivery

ON Saturday morning, Jimmy Guinnane will leave his home at Toonagh around 5.30am and travel to Annacotty to pick up hundreds of loaves of Brennan’s bread, before spending the next 13 hours or so distributing them around Ennis and West Clare. He has spent thousands of days doing the same routine but Saturday will be the last time, as he finishes a job he has really enjoyed since beginning it 32 years ago. “I was working for Michael O’Sullivan before that in Corofin. I used to do a run up in North Clare and I did a run in Galway for him for six months with Kiely’s Bread. Then I started in West Clare in 1987 with Brennan’s bread.” He says he is very grateful to all the customers and the friends he has made on the route over the years. “I love meeting the people, meeting so many people every day. You’d have the craic with everybody. When I …

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Darragh crash causes traffic delays

  Motorists travelling to and from West Clare were subjected to long delays following a traffic accident at Darragh just outside Lissycasey on Monday evening. According to AA Roadwatch, emergency services were called to the scene of a crash on the N68 between Darragh and Lissycasey, which resulted in long delays, particularly for traffic coming from the Ennis side. Drivers were advised to avoid this route, which is a notorious accident blackspot, if possible.    

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Ennis woman dies following Darragh crash

An Ennis woman in her 80s has died in hospital following a car crash which occurred last week. Mary Kelly from College Green in Ennis was involved in a road traffic collision with another car on the Ennis to Kilrush Road  at Darragh on the evening of July 21 last. Ms Kelly died on Friday July 25 in hospital. Her funeral will take place on Tuesday morning. Ennis gardai  are investigating the crash and anyone with information is asked to contact them on 065-6848100.

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Darragh drummer coming to Glór

By Owen Ryan HERMITAGE Green are about to tour a number of Irish venues and they will be coming to Glór in Ennis on next Saturday night. While often referred to as a Limerick group, percussionist Dermot Sheedy is from Darragh and he spoke to the Champion last week from Nashville, where the group were working. “We were in Vancouver for a week, we played two gigs there for Celtic Fest and we came to Nashville the other day. We’re working with loads of loads of different producers and labels over here to see what we can do. We’re writing a lot of songs and laying them down, it’s basically music heaven over here, two of the lads were at Music Row yesterday which is like a big housing estate where every house is a studio. We’re having great craic over here, there’s a lot of work but hopefully it’ll bear fruit.” Most people associate Nashville with country, but he …

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