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Campsite owner: ‘we dodged a bullet’

IF the wind on Tuesday had been just a little worse Storm Barra could have done much more damage, West Clare businessman Kevin Heapes feels. He runs Pure Camping in Querrin and operates his own weather station on the site, which recorded a gust of 126.7km on Tuesday afternoon. “I publish it on the web, where anyone can look at it. It’s useful for campers coming down, they might be in an office in Dublin and wondering what it’s like in west Clare. At the same time I’d have interest in the weather and its’ great watching the gusts and seeing what’s happening, especially on a day like Tuesday.” When that speed was reached Clare hadn’t even reached red alert status, but thankfully things didn’t deteriorate as the afternoon went on. “We got those gusts around 2pm and we didn’t go into red alert until 4pm, so I was thinking it’s either come early or it’s going to be very …

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Ideas sought on the future use of Querrin school building

QUERRIN National School closed two years ago, having been open since 1877. Now, on October 23, Querrin Community Development Group, in association with O’Curry’s GAA, the West Clare Gaels, the local IFA, and the Doonaha Community Development Group, are holding an externally facilitated workshop to help guide the next steps for the school building, as it moves towards being a new community space. In a leaflet being distributed in the area, the Querrin Community Development Group explain that the building has a lot to offer the community. “This is a great opportunity for the area where we could develop a multi-purpose community asset with its direction set by a wide cross-section of those vested in making the future of Querrin NS a success. “At the workshop, attendees will be split into groups and invited to express ideas for the facility, with the output being a list of feasible options that could then be reviewed, circulated and prioritised for action.” A …

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Cree man in Court over €680,000 drugs haul

A 24 year old West Clare man has appeared before a special sitting of Limerick District Court today charged in connection with the seizure of almost €700,000 worth of cannabis. Ronan Clohessy of Crossfields, Cree, is charged with the possession of €680,000 worth of cannabis herb at QuerrinKilkee in County Clare and having the drugs for sale or supply on December 19. At the hearing before Judge Aeneas McCarthy Garda Trevor Shannon outlined that at 2.32pm on Friday he arrested the defendant on suspicion of having drugs for sale or supply at an address in Querrin. He then gave evidence of charging the accused with the offences before the court. Garda Shannon said the defendant replied “sorry” to one of the charges and made no reply to the other. Free legal aid was granted to the defendant. Detective Inspector John Galvin told the court the State had no objection to bail, subject to conditions. These included that the defendant surrender his passport and undertake not to apply for any …

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