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Shannon Estuary drive unveiled

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan has unveiled the route for the Shannon Estuary Drive – the first in what is hoped to be a series of drives to be developed by Fáilte Ireland in collaboration with local stakeholders The aim is to encourage visitors to discover the variety of inland visitor experiences as they travel along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Shannon Estuary drive is a looped route of approximately 135 miles. “The Shannon Estuary Way new visitor experience provides a significant opportunity for Limerick and Ennis, as gateway towns to the Wild Atlantic Way, and will open up the region’s inland hinterland to visitors as well as support the strong local accommodation base and variety of visitor attractions and services along the route. “As the Wild Atlantic Way continues to grow, we can now start to develop additional experiences for visitors to enjoy and, through initiatives like this, we can start to develop tourism activity …

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Gardaí investigate death of teenager in Killimer

AN incident room has been set up at Kilrush Garda Station following the discovery of a teenager’s body in Killimer this morning (Tuesday). The circumstances surrounding the death of the 15 year-old is under investigation after a motorist contacted gardaí and emergency services at 6.40am. The young man’s body was discovered on the Burrane Road outside Killimer GAA pitch and he was pronounced dead at the scene.  The youth is from the locality and was out celebrating Hallowe’en on Monday night. His family have been notified, but his name has not been released. Although the 15 year-old was last seen by family members on Hallowe’en night at 11pm, gardaí believe his death took place closer to 6.40am this morning. The scene has been technically examined and forensic experts were also at the scene today. A post mortem examination is to be carried out by Dr Margaret Bolster  at University Hospital Limerick later today. Gardaí say at this stage it is unclear as to …

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EU boost for natural gas plant

THE proposed Shannon liquefied natural gas plant, between Tarbert and Ballylongford, County Kerry, across the estuary from Killimer, received much-needed EU support this week. MEP Seán Kelly secured the backing of his EU counterparts to prioritise the development of such energy supplies in Europe’s future gas strategy. As co-author of the European Parliament’s report EU Strategy for Liquefied Natural Gas and Gas Storage, Mr Kelly secured the backing of MEPs belonging to the parliament’s International Trade Committee, who voted in favour of supporting the development of LNG supplies, such as that which could be supplied from Kerry. “In 2015, 41% of gas imports from outside the EU came from Russia. Reducing dependence on Russian gas is vital for the EU and therefore, increasing our home-grown LNG supplies is essential,” said Kelly, EPP group spokesman for energy and specifically for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). In the report, Mr Kelly points to a Polish example whereby a new LNG terminal there will diversify …

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Junior leagues at knockout stage

The way is clear for the semi-finals of the junior A hurling league (division 4) and both games will be played next Sunday (July 3). Broadford have finished on top of the league table after the completed their  programme of games with victory over St. Josephs, Doora-Barefield. Ballyea finished in second place thanks to a comfortable win over Tubber this Saturday evening. Despite going down to O’Callaghans Mills, Meelick remain in third spot with the Mills filling the final play off position. In next week’s semi-finals Broadford will play O’Callaghans Mills while Ballyea will face Meelick. Meanwhile, in the junior B hurling league (division 5), Newmarket and Wolfe Tones 1 have qualified from division 5 A, Parteen are through from division 5 B while the qualifier from division 5 C will be confirmed after Wolfe Tones 2 play Broadford on Tuesday. Wolfe Tones must win to stay in the race and then it will come down to score difference between …

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Division 5 title for Killimer

The first of the season’s adult GAA competitions concluded when Killimer defeated Kilmurry-Ibrickane to capture the division 5 football title at Doonbeg. In doing so they avenged a one point defeat suffered in the opening round. The new champions showed a lot of improvement throughout the league and were convincing winners of the title when they scored a 2-15 to 0-8 success Elsewhere a number of the domestic leagues moved closer to conclusion. Kilmihil will play O’Currys for the division 6 football title this weekend after they managed a one point win over Ml. Cusacks. In the division 3 football league, Corofin sealed a place in the final and promotion to division 2 for next season when they recorded a 0-11 to 0-6 win over Coolmeen on Sunday. On Saturday evening, Liscannor secored a semi-final spot with a two point win over St. Senans, Kilkee who will be their opponents in the semi-final. Liscannor need to beat St.Breckans to secure …

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Way is clear for league semi-finals

The way is clear for the semi-finals of the division 3 and 4 hurling leagues following the final round of group games on Friday and Saturday evenings. A number of play off places in some of the football leagues have also been filled this weekend while the way is clear for the first league final of the season with Killimer through to play Kilmurry-Ibrickane in division 5 thanks to their eight point win over neighbours Kilrush on Friday evening. A one point win for Ml. Cusacks over St. Breckans has given the Carron based club a place in the division 6 league semi-final where they will play Kilmihil on Sunday next with the winners going through to play O’Currys in the final. Meanwhile, Corofin booked a place in the division 3 league play offs with a hard earned two point win over Lissycasey on Friday evening. St.Senans (Kilkee), Liscannor, Kilfenora are battling it out for the remaining two play off …

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Susan returns to Killimer for burial

THE late Susan Clark made her final trip home to her eternal resting place on July 4 last. A native of Killimer, 100-year old Susan was laid to rest in Burrane graveyard alongside her parents. She emigrated to England 78 years ago to find work as a seamstress. Susan featured in The Scattering, a book which traced 78 Clare emigrants and sent a group of photographers, including The Clare Champion’s John Kelly, to photograph them in their adopted homes. The Scattering was launched in 2000 by the late President Hillery. Kilkee Community College school teacher Sister Mary O’Connell was Susan Clark’s niece and was among the extended family at the funeral in Killimer. “Susan had talked about being buried with her mother and father in Burrane. When we’d go to see her the fact that we were Marty’s (Susan’s brother) children always focused her mind. She’d ask for all of the neighbours down along, one after the other,” Sister Mary …

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Sarah Jane in Miss Ireland final

Sarah Jane Dunne, a daughter of the famous late Pecker Dunne from Killimer, has qualified for the Miss Ireland finals, which will take place on Saturday, July 19. She is the first member of the Travelling community to be selected as a finalist for Miss Ireland, a competition, which has a 67-year history. Speaking about her qualification for the finals, the 24-year-old said it came about after she entered a radio competition. “I was in a competition that Ryan Tubridy had on 2FM, Miss Personality, basically nobody knew what we looked like when we entered that competition. We just filled out application forms with all our details and then they picked eight finalists, who they thought were interesting. It went on for two days; we went on the radio, we were interviewed, there was a public vote online and the public decided who they wanted to be Miss Personality. “After that, I was asked to go forward for the semi-finals …

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