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Tuamgraney historian on UL Governing Body

HISTORIAN, Dr David Fleming from Tuamgraney has been elected to the Authority of The University of Limerick (UL). Dr Fleming has been involved in a several projects in Clare, including the work of Friends of the O’Brien Column, Liscannor. He is also a regular host and contributor with Scariff Bay Community Radio. The Cork native is a historian of 18th-century Ireland. On completing his undergraduate studies at UL, he was awarded, in 2006, a DPhil from the University of Oxford, where he had been a senior scholar at Hertford College and an Arts and Humanities Research Council postgraduate awardee. His research concentrates on the social and political development of 18th-century Ireland, and has published on topics ranging from provincial politics, poverty, religious conversion, associational behaviour and prostitution. Dr Fleming was commissioned, in 2012, to write the official history of UL. Prior to taking up his position at UL, Dr Fleming taught at the University of Oxford and NUI Maynooth. He …

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Councillors to be briefed on Limerick-Scariff greenway plans

KILLALOE councillors are to receive a briefing on progress with the proposed greenway from Limerick to Scariff/Tuamgraney, after the cathaoirleach of the district described local people as “perplexed” about the matter. Councillor Pat Hayes sought details on the current status of the project, which he said has potential to link East Clare into key tourism trails across a wide geographical area. Updating district members, Senior Executive Officer (SEO) Morgan Lahiffe said the parties involved were hoping to appoint consultants to look at potential routes for the 41km trail. “Clare County Council is working together with Limerick City and County Council, the ESB and Waterways Ireland,” he explained. “Waterways Ireland are the lead agency on this and the hope is that consultants would shortly be working on route selection options. The steering group will include this local authority and we hope that the consultants will be reporting back by the end of 2021. I have asked Waterways Ireland for the latest …

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