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Clare schools work together to help create biodiversity app

A CREATIVE cluster, involving three Ennis primary schools, culminated on Friday with the launch of a biodiversity app, writes Jessica Quinn. Cairde an Dúlra, which was developed by David and Colm Forde features artwork by children from St Anne’s School, Knockanean National School and Ennis CBS Primary. The three schools participated in the Creative Cluster, a two-year project that operated under the banner, Spraoi le Chéile. Biologist and environmental consultant, Éanna Ní Lamhna, was the special guest at the launch in John O’Sullivan Park, Lees Road, Ennis. Artist, Ana Colomer, was the cluster facilitator for the project, which operated under the wing of the Clare Education Centre and their director, Ray McInerney. Ana explained that the biodiversity app has an orienteering theme and encourages children to learn about animals and trees. “It has two levels, which makes it inclusive and open to all. There are 10 locations on the app and on each location, the children have to enter a …

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One-way traffic at Ennis school

WORK began this week on a one-way traffic system on Lifford Road, known locally as Dr Daly Road, in Ennis. The work is expected to be completed in two weeks. Dr Daly Road is the road that runs alongside the Fair Green from New Road (at the CBS Primary School) to Lifford Road (near St Joseph’s Hospital). Mayor of Ennis, Cllr Johnny Flynn, who grew up in the area, has welcomed the new system and said the end-result should be a safer road for everyone, particularly the huge numbers of schoolchildren attending primary and secondary schools. “There was a need to do something because the New Road, which is at the bottom of the road being made one-way, houses over 1,100 students. It also has the courthouse, the county council headquarters and, most importantly, the central fire station is there. “Over the last five or 10 years, significant delays have been reported for the firefighters being able to respond to …

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Ennis undertaker in the frame for Pieta House

An Ennis undertaker has put himself in the frame for Pieta House by organising a charity auction of 12 of his oil paintings. Sean Daly, who has worked with his father, Joe for the last nine years, will unveil his eye-catching exhibition of paintings upstairs in Tom Steele’s Pub, Lifford, this Sunday. Inspired by the death of a close friend through suicide in 2012, Mr Daly was determined to raise money for the regional suicide prevention centre. In addition to acquiring a BA in Fine Art from Manchester Metropolitian University when he studied sculpture and photography, he also holds a certificate in animation, which also involves a lot of painting. He is also preparing for another art exhibition in the Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery next month. Each oil on canvass painting took him about one month to complete. He also makes all the canvass material for his paintings. Having attended Ennis CBS up to third year, he moved to Ennis Vocational School …

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The late Pat Hanrahan

Death of Pat Hanrahan

The death has taken place of Pat Hanrahan, Ard Aoibhinn, Limerick Road, Ennis, who was a widely known and popular retired Ennis businessman. A native of the town, he was born in 1932. A son of Tom and Mary Hanrahan, who owned a licensed premises at Abbey Street, Pat was proud of his Ennis background. He was educated at Ennis CBS, after which he went to work in Jack Moloney’s grocery shop on Parnell Street. It was during that time that he met his wife-to-be, the former Mary Sexton from Mullagh, who worked in the nearby Dervan’s shop. In 1953, Pat emigrated to England to take up employment with Ford’s of Dagenham and, while there, he and Mary were married by Clare-born priest, Fr Patrick Carmody. The first of their children, Deirdre, was born in England. Always longing for his native town, Pat made the decision, in 1963, to return to Ennis and he and Mary set up their first …

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CBS pupils launch The Scribbler

STOP the press. Ennis’ newest newspaper is preparing for its next edition, though the staff may be a little younger than expected. Sixth class students of CBS Primary School are busy working on their Easter edition of The Scribbler, their new school newspaper. The publication is certainly proving to be popular, with the last edition selling out its 600 copy print run with a smaller reprint required. The newspaper is just one part of the school’s ambitious e-learning plan which will see a host of technological innovations launched over the next two years. There are 15 students involved in the paper, covering every aspect of newspaper production including journalists, typesetters, photographers, editors and press relations. Just recently the budding news hounds visited The Clare Champion where they got a first hand look at the newspaper industry. An edition of The Scribbler is released every term, with the students charging €1 a copy and profits from the paper are put back …

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