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Fundraising surge for playground flood repairs

THE new-year storms devastated many parts of the county but Lahinch was particularly badly hit. While the promenade was opened within a few days the playground, which the community fought so long to open, has been closed since. Despite their shock and disappointment at the damage done to the playground, the committee behind it have been stunned by the support they have received during the clean-up and now in their efforts to raise money for repairs. “We cannot get over it. It has been really outstanding,” said chairperson of the Lahinch Playground Committee, Nicola Hartigan, niece of the late Gerard Hartigan, who had led the charge for a playground in the North Clare resort for years. “I’m from Lahinch. I have lived here all my life. I would have thought that we weren’t that kind of community, you know that community based, but people have come out in droves to do what they can. It has shocked me. In difficult …

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