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GALLERY: Ennis basks in spotlight as President honours Tidy Towns

THE town of Ennis has been firmly in the national spotlight recently with a visit from President Michael D Higgins as well as a full episode of RTÉ’s Nationwide dedicated to the hard working volunteers of Ennis Tidy Towns. On Saturday President Higgins and his wife Sabine arrived in the county capital for the unveiling of a plaque to mark Ennis’ achievement in winning the 2021 Tidy Town Competition. The couple also visited the Samaritans branch on the Kilrush Road to mark the charity’s 40th anniversary. The unveiling of the plaque took place at the president’s Alma Mater of St Flannan’s College where they were greeted by a guard of honour as well as some young local musicians. The Ennis Brass Band played the Presidential Salute as the guests of honour made their way through the audience of invited guests including other members of Tidy Towns committees across the county. President Higgins described the overall Tidy Towns award as not …

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Champion columnist features as Nationwide visits Clare

THERE is a strong Clare flavour to this evening’s Nationwide programme on RTE One. Presenter Blathnaid Ní Chofaigh visits Broadford in the east of the county where she meets a woman with a love of animals, who will be familiar to all Clare Champion readers. Beverley Truss writes a weekly column for the Champion on the subject of animals – be they pets or wildlife. She devotes her time to looking after all creatures great and small especially the shy and prickly Hedgehog! 📺 @RTENationwide | Monday 7pm @RTEOne @RTEplayer @BlathnaidRua visits Broadford in #Clare where she meets Beverley Trusse devotes her time to looking after all creatures great & small incl. a special Hogsprickle!🦔#rtenationwide pic.twitter.com/ubqtUE7FZu — RTÉ (@rte) July 17, 2021 Monday’s Nationwide is all about that little creature that can be seen in our gardens on rare occasions. The bristly hedgehog is a gentle shy mammal and Bláthnaid chats with Beverley who has been bringing sick Hedgehogs back …

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