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Clare host for virtual Féile Bríde event on Saturday

HOPES for the arrival of Spring are closely associated with St Brigid’s Day and, in normal times, thousands would have made the pilgrimage last Monday to the saint’s well in Liscannor. This year, to mark the day and to celebrate the ancient festival of Imbolc, a virtual event is being hosted by the Irish peace and justice organisation Afri and will include two Clare-based contributors. The virtual Féile Bríde takes place from 3-5pm next Saturday, February 6, and will feature a combination of inspirational talks, poetry and music, combined with the live-streaming of the annual tree planting ceremony. Afri coordinator Joe Murray said he’s looking forward to the event and expecting several hundred attendees from throughout Ireland and abroad. “We’re surprised by the huge volume of registrations already this year,” he remarked. “It feels like people are particularly hungry for hope in these times and that is understandable given all that is going on in the world. February is a time …

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Mopping up after storms

COUNTY Clare is in mop up mode after the weekend storm, which undid much of the repair works carried out following Catherine a few weeks ago.  A considerable a mount of flooding occurred inland as a result both high tides and water pouring off the lands early on St Bridget’s Day and this was followed by further damage next day. A number of families found themselves, once again cut off by surrounding flood water.   Flooding on the main road into Shannon  

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