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Fundraising cycle for Samaritans surpasses target

A FUNDRAISING cycle in aid of Samaritans Ennis and Clare last weekend has raised over €1,700 with donations still coming in. Last Friday Ennis man Peadar White took on a 12 hour cycling challenge from his home. He told us he has been “delighted” with the response to the fundraising effort. “It was a great day. I had hoped to reach €1,500 but we’ve already gone over that and more is coming in. It’s great to see so many people supporting the work of Samaritans here in Clare.” Donations can be still be made online at or send a cheque to Ennis Samaritans, Sunville, Kilrush Road,Ennis County Clare. 

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The history of the Halfway House

HISTORY will come alive in The Halfway this week, when a very special recording will take place. Peadar White, whose family have lived on the Clare Road for generations, will be detailing a verbal history of both the Clare Road and The Halfway on this Friday night. He will be recorded, ensuring that the many stories of those who lived and worked in the area over the years will not be forgotten by future generations. Fittingly, the recording will take place at The Halfway and those visiting the venue at 8pm will get a chance to hear the historical stories firsthand. “The whole idea for this came about when I was on walkabouts and I saw signs up saying such and such a pub was so old, and another pub was another age. I said to Frank, my brother, who owns The Halfway, how old is this place? And he said, you do the history and we will find out,” …

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Samaritans to benefit from Mini “squash” record bid

TWENTY-eight people have never been squashed into a classic Mini before but an attempt will be made to smash the old World Record of 27 in Ennis this Sunday afternoon. The Clare Classic and Vintage Association, along with the Bald Eagles group, are looking to force an update to the Guinness Book of Records. It is one of several events happening at Liam Cleary’s Kia Dealers on the Kilrush Road, from 11.30am on Sunday. The first event will be a re-run of a 1901 race in Ennis, which formed part of that year’s Great Motor Tour of Ireland. It will start at around 11.30am. Second off will be the World Record attempt, at around 3pm. Organiser, Peadar White said there are strict guidelines about how the would-be record holders must proceed. “It’s a 1960s Mini and the rules are very strict. Everyone has to be over five feet tall and over 16 years of age. We have to provide a …

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