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A trip down Marian Avenue

RESIDENTS of Marian Avenue, both past and present, will gather next week for the launch of a new book exploring the history of both the estate and its people. Next Thursday night at 8.30pm in The Old Ground Hotel, Mayor of Ennis Paul Murphy will launch Marian Avenue 1956-2017 – A Social, Sporting and Photographic History by Ollie Byrnes, in association with Clare Roots Society. The launch will be preceded by a mass of remembrance for deceased residents of the area at the cathedral at 7.30pm. The book, which took three years to complete, traces the 61 years of growth of Marian Avenue, which was the replacement development, after the demolition of the Old Boreen. While celebrating the past, the book records the wider area of the northern side of Ennis over the Club Bridge. Using information available publicly and from many interviews, Ollie traces the 130 families associated with the 64 homes in the estate. Marian Avenue is woven …

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