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Council ‘Connecting Clare’ this St Patrick’s Day

CLARE County Council is inviting people at home and abroad to come together virtually to celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2021 online. Given the limitations presented by current government guidelines, this year, the council are organising and presenting an online St Patrick’s Day event with the theme of ‘Connecting Clare’, and everyone can get involved. To participate, Clare County Council are requesting people record an individual or group performance and submit it online. A spokesperson for the council said, “We are looking for variety, so music, song, poetry, dance, backyard parade – the choice is yours. Please embrace the theme, ‘Connecting Clare’, in your performances.” A judging panel selected by Ennis Municipal District will review all entries and, on St Patrick’s Day a series of short videos will be released every hour between 11am and 5pm. There will be prizes for winners in the following categories: Best interpretation of theme (€300) Best children’s performance (€300) Most imaginative entry (€300). Winners in …

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Clare’s St Patrick’s Day parades in pictures

As the country turned green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, Clare Champion photographers were out and about in County Clare capturing all the festivities. Browse through the photo galleries below to see parades from around the county. KILRUSH [doptg id=”54″] ENNISTYMON [doptg id=”53″] LISCANNOR [doptg id=”52″] KILFENORA [doptg id=”51″] KILKEE [doptg id=”50″] ENNIS [doptg id=”55″] DOONBEG [doptg id=”58″] FANORE [doptg id=”57″] LISDOONVARNA [doptg id=”56″] TULLA [doptg id=”60″] SIXMILBRIDGE [doptg id=”63″] SHANNON [doptg id=”62″] SCARIFF [doptg id=”59″] KILLALOE [doptg id=”61″]  

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Doonbeg recalls the Bard of Bansha

AS befitting a as place known far and wide as The Long Village, the St Patrick’s Day parade in Doonbeg was a long-tailed and very colourful affair.  It reflected many aspect of local life, with quite an emphasis on the 1,00th anniversary of the death of Brian Boru. On of the most remarked upon floats was that which paid tribute to the late Padraig Haugh, the Bard of Bansha, a poet and raconteur, who penned many a verse in respect of great occasions in the parish. A very big crowd turned out to enjoy the parade.

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Pace yourself for St Patrick’s Weekend

IF you’re planning to drink this St Patrick’s Weekend, do so responsibly and don’t succumb to the increasingly jaded “drunken Irish” stereotype. That’s the sober advice from drinkaware.ie, which is encouraging people to get involved in the celebratory events taking place throughout the country. drinkaware.ie is extending its ‘Reclaim’ awareness campaign to cover this year’s nationwide St Patrick’s Weekend festivities. Reclaim Your Weekend is all about encouraging people to pace their drinking. By ‘pacing’, that is drinking less, and more slowly when drinking, we enable ourselves to get more out of our night and our weekend. Fionnuala Sheehan, drinkaware.ie chief executive said, “There are so many fantastic events planned right across Ireland to celebrate St Patrick’s Weekend that we are encouraging people to pace themselves when they are out celebrating, if they choose to drink alcohol. By pacing their drinking and taking it easy on a night out, they’ll be in a much better state to get the most out …

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