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Emergency services at the scene of a fire on Market Street, Ennis.

Ennis building gutted after fire

  A derelict building in the centre of Ennis was gutted following a fire on Thursday night. The Clare Fire Service were called to the scene of a fire in the former O’Neill’s Furniture Store in Lower Market Street, Ennis at around 9.41 pm. Three units of the Ennis Fire Brigade and one from Shannon worked to bring the fire under control. It is understood that the blaze started at the rear of the unused premises, which fronts onto Carmody Street and quickly spread to the front part. The road near the building was closed off while the firemen were battling the blaze and traffic was diverted with the assistance of Ennis Gardaí. One person in an adjoining property was evacuated as a result of suffering from what was described by Clare Chief Fire Officer, Adrian Kelly as a small amount of smoke inhalation and treated by ambulance personnel. Having secured and tided up the building, the last fire brigade left …

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Ennis men on cue for Guinness world record

TWO Ennis men have broken through the pain and fatigue barrier to chalk up a new Guinness World Record for non-stop singles snooker matches. But it was touch and go for Gordon O’Loughlin and Kieran Ferns who broke the previous official record by almost 8 hours and are now in the frame for a new Guinness world record. The two men completed three days and three nights of snooker games at Ennis Snooker and Pool Club, Market Street, racking up a total of 191 frames in 83 hours, but will have to wait for confirmation from Guinness that they have beaten the current official record. The official Guinness World record for a snooker marathon is 72 hours – achieved by Nick Barrett and Andy Osborne at the Conservative Club in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, from May 3 to May 6, 2013. And last month, brothers Anthony and Nathan Hebblethwaite spent 76 hours playing 285 frames in Wakefield. This record has yet …

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