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Bishop laments lifting of Good Friday pub closures

Bishop Fintan Monahan shares the concerns of some people who fear Christmas Day will soon succumb to the demands of commercial pressure in the same way as Good Friday. Reflecting on the end of restrictions on the sale of alcohol in licensed premises on Good Friday, the Bishop of Killaloe has pointed out that many people have noted that the only two unique family days where alcohol could not be purchased were Christmas Day and Good Friday. However, the bishop believes it is now “just a matter of time until Christmas Day will succumb to the demands of commercial pressure in the same manner”. He described Good Friday as a special day in the Christian calendar, as it commemorates the death of Jesus Christ. He said it is a special day of mourning and a day when many Christians attend special religious ceremonies. Traditionally, because of the importance of the day and because it was the penultimate day of Lent, …

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125 years teeing off at Lahinch

A very special year for Lahinch Golf Club gets underway this Friday (Good Friday), with the launch of the club’s 125-year anniversary celebrations. The club was founded on Good Friday, April 15, 1892. To mark this milestone, a bronze plaque will be unveiled at the post office on Main Street, the original site of Sharry’s Hotel, where the club was founded. The normal running order at the club over the Easter weekend has been changed this year to mark this very significant anniversary. The annual general meeting of the ladies’ club will take place in the main clubhouse at 1.30pm this Friday, with the men’s club AGM taking place at the same time in the Castle Course clubhouse. The club AGM (joint) will take place in the main clubhouse at 3pm. Following this, at approximately 4.50pm, the newly-elected officers will depart the clubhouse and travel to the post office on the Main Street, where they will unveil a new bronze …

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Lighting up Loop Head

The historic Loop Head Lighthouse is to reopen to the public on Good Friday. The 19th century West Clare landmark will be looking to capitalise on its designation as a Signature Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way by exceeding the 20,368 visitors it recorded during its six-month opening period during 2014. Clare County Council, which manages Loop Head Lighthouse, in conjunction with the Commissioners of Irish Lights, says the facility will remain open daily (10am-6pm) until October 4. “2014, which was the lighthouse’s fourth year of operation as a visitor attraction, saw visitor figures buoyed by the development of new services at Shannon Airport, favourable weather conditions and the launch of the Wild Atlantic Way,” said Gerard Dollard, director of services, Tourism & Community, Clare County Council. “We are confident that its status as one of Clare’s most popular visitor attractions as well as a Signature Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way will garner further interest from domestic …

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