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Labasheeda And Loughill Exchange Gifts In Shannon Estuary Exchange

LUCKY teachers and pupils in a West Limerick national school were left licking their lips after eating home made brown bread and marmalade made in West Clare. Children in Gerald Griffin National School, Loughill were thrilled to receive home made baking from Geraldine Moloney of Killofin House, Labasheeda, as part of the “Gift Cargo Boxes” that were exchanged by the renowned Ilen ship from communities on both sides of the Shannon Estuary. Gift boxes included loose tea and sugar from Kildysart and grain, seaweed and lace from Kilrush town and a Gandelaw anchor from Clarecastle along with a variety of gifts from Labasheeda and horseshoes from Ballynanally. Skippered by Gary McMahon, the Ilen sailed between Cappa, Foynes, Limerick City, Labasheeda, Ballynacally, Clarecastle, Glin and Kilrush. It is believed the Ilen is one of the only surviving ocean-going ship in Ireland from the age of sail. Limerick City was also represented with hampers from Treaty City Beers, The Milk Thistle Café …

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Clare natives lead way in researching working trends

RESEARCH involving Clare natives at NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission (WDC) shows that the vast majority of employees favour some form of remote working. The National Remote Working Survey was led by Professor Alma McCarthy from Labasheeda who is Head of the JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics and Tomás Ó Síocháin, CEO of the WDC, a native of Quin. The survey is the second of its kind since the pandemic began and found that among those who could work remotely, 95% were in favour of doing so on an ongoing basis. The majority of those, 53%, said they would like to work remotely several times a week, 32% said they would like to work fully remotely and 10% several times a month. The number of people who would like to work fully remotely (32%) has increased substantially from the first national survey conducted in April 2020 when it stood at 12%. The figure of 95% is …

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New bus service to give added connectivity to West Clare residents

TFI Local Link Limerick Clare has today announced the expansion of its services in Clare, including the first rural regular services that will run five to seven days a week. Launching on Monday, March 1, the new Local Link route 337 will showcase the Shannon Estuary Way and will serve Labasheeda, Kildysart, Ballynacally, Kilmurry McMahon, Knock, Killimer, the ferry terminal, and world famous fishing sites three times a day from Monday to Saturday with a reduced timetable on Sundays. Local Link will provide access to these areas for staycations and tourists as well as facilitating local resident’s transportation needs, providing connectivity between Kilrush and Ennis. The need for the expansion of Local Link services was voiced by the local communities, community groups, Clare County Council and Elected Representatives during a period of public consultation in February 2020. Working with the NTA’s Connecting Ireland Team, Local Link Limerick Clare focused on merging the Bus Éireann rural services in Clare that were …

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Labasheeda native heads up NUIG business school

A NATIVE of West Clare has taken up a prestigious management position at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Professor Alma McCarthy became Head of School at the JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics at the start of this year. A native of Labasheeda, Professor McCarthy was selected for her passion and dedication to education, her strong leadership experience, and her numerous distinctions and achievements. “I am honoured to take up the role of Head of School,” she said. “The school has grown substantially in recent years with over 2,700 students and 130 staff. The school’s success is recognised through the achievement of various international accreditations and awards. I look forward to working with my colleagues to build on the successes of our school and developing and leading the strategic plan for the next stage of the school’s development, and engaging with key external stakeholders including alumni, industry and policy makers and ensuring the school’s research and teaching has regional and global …

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Jimmy makes his last delivery

ON Saturday morning, Jimmy Guinnane will leave his home at Toonagh around 5.30am and travel to Annacotty to pick up hundreds of loaves of Brennan’s bread, before spending the next 13 hours or so distributing them around Ennis and West Clare. He has spent thousands of days doing the same routine but Saturday will be the last time, as he finishes a job he has really enjoyed since beginning it 32 years ago. “I was working for Michael O’Sullivan before that in Corofin. I used to do a run up in North Clare and I did a run in Galway for him for six months with Kiely’s Bread. Then I started in West Clare in 1987 with Brennan’s bread.” He says he is very grateful to all the customers and the friends he has made on the route over the years. “I love meeting the people, meeting so many people every day. You’d have the craic with everybody. When I …

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Swallows return to Labasheeda

The first swalllows to arrive in County Clare were spotted in Labasheeda yesterday (Thursday) evening.   The return of the birds from warmer climes usually signal that good weather is not far behind. A Labasheeda resident reported that the swallows were flying around his house in the vicinity of where they normally nested each year.

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Student village sold for €33m

THE most expensive property sold in County Clare last year was also the most expensive outside of Dublin, the latest Property Price Register (PPR) has revealed. It was a student accommodation complex, Thomond Village, in the University of Limerick, which sold for €33 million. The most expensive house was Quinville Abbey in Quin, which sold for €1.4 million, while Suite 7 at Donald Trump’s Doonbeg Golf Club, which sold for €675,000 made the top five. At the other end of the scale, the cheapest houses sold in Clare was The Old Post Office, Cullenagh, Labasheeda, which sold for €6,000. Three other properties in Kilrush, Carron and Cooraclare sold for €10,000. Countrywide, the level of property transactions fell by 3.5% in 2016 to 47,175 according to an analysis of the Property Price Register carried out by the property website MyHome.ie. However, while the level of transactions may have fallen, the total value of property transactions actually increased by 7.4% to over …

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George Michael’s Labasheeda connection

A MAN with strong West Clare links has spoken of his enduring admiration and close working relationship with the late George Michael. Toby Bourke, who lived in Labasheeda with his wife Alicia and still owns a holiday cottage there, has told The Clare Champion of his admiration for the pop superstar, who died on Christmas Day. Toby sang with the world-renowned artist on the 1997 single Waltz Away Dreaming, which was the first release by the Aegean record label established by George Michael after he left Sony. “We first met in 1994, when he was mooting the idea of setting up his own record label. That finally happened in 1996,” Toby explained. “From about 1996 onwards, I was his direct employee as an artist on his record label. We had that in common but ironically my father-in-law then, from my first marriage, had prostate cancer and was in the room next to Lesley, George’s mum, at Charing Cross Hospital in …

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