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Kilkee, a winter experience

“Kilkee and all that lies about it offers only ordinary happiness, a most precious thing that any child can enjoy or any old man. But on the right day in West Clare, under the right light, that ordinary happiness takes on an immaculacy, an innocent radiance which lifts it near to what we mean by heavenly delight.” (Kate O’Brien) One searches in vain to aptly describe Kilkee in winter; the best I can come up with is ‘an experience with a difference’. The month of February usually spells the beginning of, or at least the onset of, spring. However, Sunday last, February 5, certainly defied that assumption. I awoke to the sound of John Bowman on radio followed by Sunday Miscellany, which has remained an enduring part of my Sunday morning line-up for almost 40 years now, together with that all-important, Sunday morning fry. When I woke, I had promised myself a walk over towards the Diamond Rocks prior to …

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Ongoing search for Japanese woman

A search and recovery operation resumed in Kilkee this morning following the recovery of one of the missing Japanese tourists , Mr Eiji Takagi on Sunday. Today’s search for Ms Ushio Azaki is being assisted by navy divers, facilitated by Kilkee Sub Aqua Club, while Kilkee and Doolin Coastguards are carrying out water and land searches. Martony Vaughan, area officer with the Kilkee Irish Coastguard Unit outlined how the recovery operation was carried out on Sunday. “A diving operation was facilitated just under St George’s Head by Kikee Sub Aqua Club. It started just after 11am on Sunday morning. There were also members from Lough Derg, Ennis, Aughinish and Burren Sub Aqua Club involved. Shortly after 12 noon members of Kikee and Burren Sub Aqua Clubs, diving just under St George’s Head, discovered one of the casualties at a depth of 27 metres,” Mr Vaughan explained. “The casualty was recovered to the Kilkee Coastguard boat and returned to the slipway …

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