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Tulla scouts work to showcase local lake

TULLA Scouts have been getting behind efforts to showcase their local community by putting the spotlight on Clondorney Lake. Working with Tulla Tidy Towns, Tulla District and Angling Club and Clare Walks, the 12th Tulla Scouts group have been working to improve facilities at the 40 acre late which is located 2km north of the village. “If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is to appreciate our local area and it has made us realise how lucky we are in Clare to have such beautiful amenities on our doorstep,” the scouting group said. “For years, Clondorney lake has been noted for its excellent Rudd and Bream fishing. But it came into its own during the last year with its nine concrete fishing platforms, each with its own parking bay, it is ideally suited for social distancing, while admiring the view, watching nature, fishing or having a picnic. Clare Walks have completed a loop walk from Tulla and the area …

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Concerns in Tulla over holy well vandalism

FRUSTRATION has been expressed over vandalism at an ancient site in Tulla, linked to a seventh century saint. Last weekend, locals discovered graffiti covering a celtic cross and ancient carved stone at St Mochulla’s Well, located close to the Hill of Tulla. It is the second incident in recent years and while it is not believed, locally, to be linked to the spate of disturbances and thefts at the nearby graveyard, the situation has caused significant annoyance. At the end of 2019, a huge local clean-up effort was mounted to prepare for planned celebrations of the founding of Tulla. “It’s disheartening that this is the second incident in two years,” said Tim Humphries, Chair of Tulla Tidy Towns. “After the last incident in 2019, we had gotten lots of support for a big clean-up in the area, ahead of the planned celebrations last year for Tulla 1400. This time around, it’s a bit worse because whoever did this has used …

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Dramatic lighting installation for Culture Night in Tulla

A DRAMATIC lighting installation will create a blaze of colour on the windswept hill of Tulla for Culture Night this Friday. Locally-based artist Tim Humphries is the mastermind behind the LightsUP installation, which will be live-streamed on Tulla Tidy Towns Facebook page and on culturenight.ie, from 8-9pm. It will involve random LED lights illuminating the high crosses in the graveyard and creating what Tim describes as “a connection between heavens and earth”. “I’ve been working with light installations for over 20 years,” Tim explained. “For one of those, I projected light onto the outside of the old Carlton Cinema building in Limerick. In others, for the EVA International, I would have created words through light in public places.” This time, there are no words involved, but a dramatic illumination of Tulla graveyard’s striking high crosses. “I have been transfixed by the location,” Tim said. “I have put in around 30 LED lights and will have six or seven LED torches …

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