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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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