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Shannon summer schedule about to begin

SHANNON Airport’s summer schedule is getting off to a flying start with four destinations to the UK, US and Europe taking off within a 36-hour period on Sunday and Monday. On Sunday, March 27 Aer Lingus services from Shannon to London Heathrow will see the return of the daily early morning 7.40am flight. This will mark the full restoration of Heathrow services, providing 20 services per week. At 10.55am that day passengers will see the return of the popular Ryanair service to Palma Mallorca which will operate three flights per week (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays). Later that afternoon the first flight to Malta will depart Shannon. This new Ryanair service will operate twice weekly (Thursdays and Sundays). On Monday March 28th, the much-anticipated New York/Newark service with United Airlines will make a welcome return after almost two years, with services running seven days a week. All US bound passengers at Shannon will be able to avail of US preclearance ensuring …

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Wettest summer since 1997

THE summer was exceptionally wet in Shannon, but it was also the warmest place to be in Ireland, according to Met Éireann figures. Rainfall in Shannon was 79% above average for the months of June, July and August, making it the wettest summer in the town since 1997. Overall there was just under 3.9 metres of rainfall, a huge amount for the time of year. Shannon’s mean temperature for the summer was 15.2 degrees celsius, and while this was 0.3 degrees below average, it was still the highest mean temperature recorded across Met Éireann’s network of weather stations. It did get 381 hours of sunshine over the summer, but this was also below the expected amount. The Met Éireann report on the summer said, “After a spring where a weakened Jetstream remained away from Ireland to the north or south, the summer of 2020 saw an unseasonally strong North Atlantic Jetstream dominating our weather, keeping it mostly unsettled and cool …

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Never leave your dog in a car in hot weather.

Never leave your dog in a hot car

With the current heat wave showing no signs of abating, Škoda are highlighting the dangers of leaving your pets in a car in hot conditions. Even a few minutes in a hot car can prove fatal to a dog. A car’s interior can reach 47 degrees in an hour when the outside temperature is 22 degrees. If it rises to 26, a car can reach 37 degrees in just 10 minutes. Such temperatures can prove fatal to a dog in under 20 minutes. You can take precautions to keep your dogs safe on a hot day: Never leave your dog in a car in warm weather, even if it feels cool outside. Don’t excessively walk or over-exercise your dog. Avoid walking your dog at the hottest time of the day – often morning or later in the evenings can be cooler. Always take plenty of water with you when out with your dog. Make sure your dog has shade to …

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No Kilkee diving boards this summer

IN a statement released today, Kilkee Chamber has said it is unlikely there will be diving boards at Newfy before the end of the summer season. The statement said, “Kilkee Chamber of Commece are still working with Clare County Council to ensure diving boards will be erected at ‘Newfy’, however given the time constraints we accept it is unlikely they will be in place for this summer. “While unfortunate that this is the case, we completely understand it is impossible for Clare County Council to accept liability for the diving boards if they are not deemed suitable for this location.” It outlined the difficulties that have been encountered. “Last year, following on from damage to one board, the Kilkee Chamber of Commerce elected to replace the boards and used a crowdfunding mechanism to do so, it was very well subscribed to by people from all over the world who have a connection to Kilkee. “Replacement boards were purchased from the …

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Tulla live register shows slight improvement

THERE were 1,263 people signing on the live register at Tulla last month, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office. Clare has four social welfare offices, with Tulla the only one in the east of the county. According to the CSO figures there were 703 males signing on at Tulla, with 101 of them aged under 25. There was a very slight decrease in the number of men signing on during July, with the number down from 707 in June. The number of men on the live register at Tulla is well down on July 2013 when the figure stood at 810. Also in July of this year there were 560 women on the live register, 59 of them aged under 25. The number of women was up on the June figure, which was 539. However it was less than the figure for July 2013, which was 619. The overall figure of 1,263 in July was lower than the equivalent …

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Shannon Airport Flash mob goes around the world

A FLASHMOB at Shannon Airport has become an internet sensation, with over 165,000 views on Wednesday afternoon. The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance were behind the Flashmob, which was organised to mark the start of Shannon’s summer season, which sees the airport’s biggest number of new routes for a decade. It can be viewed at

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