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Gardaí continue investigation into Kilnaboy deaths

Gardaí are continuing to investigate all the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Claire and Joe Collins at a domestic residence in Kilnaboy on Thursday, November 9. The post mortems of both individuals have been completed.  The results of these post mortems will not be released for operational reasons. The scene remains preserved and technical examinations are ongoing. The primary focus for Gardaí at this time is the preparation of a file for the Coroner. Gardaí are not looking for any other individual in relation to this incident at this time. No further information is available. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ennis Garda Station on 065 684 8100 the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

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Community in shock following North Clare deaths

There is widespread shock in the north Clare community as news of two deaths emerged last evening. The deceased couple, named locally as Joe Collins and Claire Collins, were found at a house in Kilnaboy in unexplained circumstances. The couple were well known in the wider area. Speaking to The Clare Champion, local community advocateand former President of the Irish National Teacher’s Organisation (INTO), Declan Kelleher said, “The community is absolutely stunned and shocked at what has happened. They were two lovely people that everybody knew and nobody can understand what happened. And the community want to show their solidarity and support to the family at this time – that is the focus. “Everyone is well and truly shocked, baffled and horrified and all they do is try to be as supportive as they can for the familyin these awful sad circumstances.” Mr Kelleher added you couldn’t meet two nicer individuals and that they were both “exceptional” people. Speaking on …

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Gardai Continue Investigations Into Kilnaboy Deaths

  Clare Gardaí continues to investigate all the circumstances following the discovery of two bodies at a Kilnaboy house on Thursday afternoon.   The bodies of the deceased have since been removed from the scene and conveyed to the morgue at University Hospital Limerick. Post-mortem examinations are due to take place by Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margot Bolster at a later stage today, the outcome of which will determine the course of the Garda investigation. The scene remains preserved for an examination by the Garda National Technical Bureau. The bodies of the man and woman were discovered on Thursday afternoon at the property at Kilnaboy, about two kilomeres north of Corofin, and it is understood gardaí are treating the matter as suspicious. The man’s body was found by a visitor who called at around 2.30pm, and the woman’s body was found inside. It is believed the deceased couple have two adult children who were not in the residential dwelling on …

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Garda investigation launched following discovery of two bodies in Kilnaboy

Gardaí are investigating all the circumstances following the discovery of two bodies in Clare on Thursday afternoon. Gardaí were called to a domestic residence in Killinaboy at approximately 2:30pm where a man and a woman (aged in their 50s), who are known to each other, were found deceased. Their bodies remain at the scene. The scene is currently preserved for an examination by the Garda National Technical Bureau. The Coroner has been notified. The services of the Office of the State Pathologist have been requested and a post mortem will be carried out in due course. A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to the family of the deceased. A Senior Investigating Officer has been appointed and an Incident Room has been established at Ennis Garda Station. Gardaí in Clare are appealing to anyone who may have information to contact them. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ennis Garda Station on 065 684 8100 the Garda Confidential Line on …

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Post Office Sessions at X-Po

The Post Office Sessions continue at the X-PO this Friday, March 24 at 8pm.  The monthly event showcases some of the finest singers, musicians and poets from North Clare and beyond. Troubadours and listeners are very welcome to this special evening in an intimate, historic space. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. More information is available from 087-2925487 or by walking in on the evening. Bígí linn!

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Clare volunteer joins board of Youth Work Ireland

A CLARE man has been appointed to the board of Ireland’s largest youth organisation. Kilnaboy’s Seán Roche moves to the top table of Youth Work Ireland after 43 years of voluntary service to Clare Youth Service and Kilnaboy Youth Club. Youth Work Ireland comprises nationwide youth services from Donegal to Cork and a national office that works together to support, empower and educate young people through the delivery of best practice youth work services.  Seán has represented the voice and experience of rural youth clubs within Clare for many years and CEO of Clare Youth Service Margaret Slattery said his move to the national forum will be very positive. “This is a significant appointment for Clare. Seán is a strong voice representing the experience and challenges of rural youth services  and their importance to the health of the community and wellbeing of young people especially those who are rurally or socially isolated,” said Ms Slattery. “I know that he will bring …

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Bottle cap mural at Kilnaboy National School

A LARGE bottle cap mural has been installed at Kilnaboy National School, the result of much work from the whole school community. Teacher Fiona Corry Forde drove the project, and she said the mural reflects the Burren’s landscape, which she said is important to the school. “Traditionally the children would always learn a lot about their own local environment and we take part in the Burren Beo programme as often as it comes around.” The mural is 14.3 metres by 3.5 metres and she explained where the idea came from. “Basically it came about because this time last year I heard an interview with a principal down in County Cork, in a school called Ballymoney, down near Clonakilty. She was interviewed by Kathryn Thomas about a bottlecap mural they had done. I googled pictures of it and I thought that’s fabulous and I’d love to have a go at it with the kids in Kilnaboy.” School principal Gerry Connors was …

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North Clare venue X-PO is back on the go

AFTER an enforced two-year closure, one of North Clare’s premier creative community facilities has opened its doors once again.  The X-PO is a social and cultural space in Kilnaboy’s former post office and the hope is that its summer season will reconnect and revitalise the community after the long months of lockdown. The brief season will kick off with an Open Mic evening at 8.30pm this Friday night,  May 6. Events will also involve a new book club; a board game evening; film screening; heritage talks and a ‘skill-share’ workshop on how to grow grapevines in Ireland. “It’s very exciting to be opening up again after so long and we have quite a range of events,”  said William Hederman, a member of the collective that runs X-PO. “We traditionally close for the summer months but we decided it would be great to open for a few weeks to bring people together to reconnect after two years of our doors being closed. …

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