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Woman robbed while walking home

KILRUSH gardaí are appealing for witnesses following an incident in West Clare on Friday night. A woman who was walking home alone in Benvoran, Kilmurry McMahon at approximately 10.30pm was confronted by two men in their late teens or early 20s on foot and had her bag stolen. Anyone with any information about the incident or who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area on Friday evening can contact Kilrush gardaí on 065 9080550.   Peter O’Connell

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Michael looks to a positive future

ON the morning of May 17, 2012, the course of Michael Lorigan’s life changed forever. He remembers nothing about the single-vehicle accident near Cranny Cross on the Kilrush-Ennis road but, these days, he is reconciled with accepting and dealing with the consequences. The now 25-year-old from Kilmurry McMahon, who was hospitalised for three and a half months, has been left partially-sighted, along with an acquired brain injury. Ironically, if you didn’t know about his injuries, you wouldn’t guess that Michael had been badly injured. “I was told in the hospital that it’s a hidden disability. I’ve met a lot of people and, to look at me, they would never think I have a sight problem. There are certain things that I see and some things I wouldn’t,” he explained. One source of relief is the fact that he was on his own in the car. He doesn’t know how he would have coped if he had a passenger. “Thank God. …

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Kilmurry McMahon wives on the move

Clare ICA is to spearhead a countywide survey to determine the scale of population movement in parishes. At a meeting in Doonbeg last week, which was organised to examine the role of rural women in the West Clare community, Clare ICA PRO, Mary Neylon said a count she carried out in June found that 92% of married women in Kilmurry McMahon came from outside that part of the parish. Ms Neylon was one of the speakers at the West Clare Family Resource Centre-organised meeting, which heard from several people on the challenges facing women in the county. The meeting heard that, while these figures pertained to one community of 165 households, it is likely that other parishes in West Clare would have comparable figures. In 19% of cases, both spouses had settled in the community, having moved from elsewhere. Ms Neylon feels if a bigger count or survey was carried out in Clare, the findings could be revealing. “I think …

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Marital mayhem ahead as Kilmurry prepares for Mr and Mrs night

AS Kilmurry McMahon prepares to stage a fundraising Mr and Mrs night on Friday, Martin Keogh, who will present the evening along with Debbie O’Shea, has offered some sound advice on how a man can keep his wife or partner happy. “Always say ‘yes’ anyway,” Mr Keogh, a former Shannon Gaels, Clare and Munster footballer, advised. The Tullycrine man’s words of wisdom didn’t cease there.  “Agree to everything and make sure to give them breakfast in bed once a year, for the first year of marriage,” he added. Mr Keogh even has a strategy for putting off jobs that his wife, Mary, feels he should be immediately seeing to. “Tell them what they want to hear, especially when jobs have to be done. But at the same time, try to put things on hold for as long as you can. When you are getting all picture and no sound, it’s time to get it done. Or make some shape anyway,” …

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Tornado hits the Stormy Oak Wood

THE Frawleys of Derryguihy, which translates to the Stormy Oak Wood, saw the townland live up to its name when their hay barn was lifted and carried over the family home, at the height of a storm on Wednesday of last week. The barn roof travelled 60 feet from its original location and miraculously only caused damage to five slates on the roof of Brendan and Patricia Frawley’s home in Kilmurry McMahon. They were at home at the time of the phenomenon, which the family has labelled “a tornado”. Ivor Frawley, Brendan and Patricia’s son, who has a garage next to the family home, spoke about what he witnessed during the peak of the storm. “I was working in the garage. The storm just got ferocious all of a sudden. The intensity and the rain; I never saw anything like it. It was like a tornado for a minute at the height of the storm. The door was closed but …

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