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Fleadh fever returns to Clare after 39 years

Fleadh fever returns to Clare after 39 years

He may have passed on to his heavenly reward in 2012, but as the sun shines this week, Robbie McMahon will surely smile down from above as people from across the world arrive in Clare for ‘The Fleadh Down in Ennis’. Robbie immortalised the famous emigrant ballad ‘Spancilhill’ but his first major singing success was ‘The Fleadh Down In Ennis’, a witty tribute ... (Read More)

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Clare News
Hero kids join Shannon Gardai for the day

Hero kids join Shannon Gardai for the day

Ryan refutes claim that many housing applicants are seeking lifestyle change

Ryan refutes claim that many housing applicants are seeking lifestyle change

Motorists around Shannon were taken by surprise when they were hailed at checkpoints by super kids Jordan Perez from Sixmilebridge, and Ceejay McArdle (4), all the way from Castleblaney, who had joined with local police as part of a community init... (Read More)

Clare’s acting director of housing was challenged by independent councillor PJ Ryan at Clare County Council’s last meeting before the summer recess.
    Commenting on the 3,100 applicants on the council’s ho... (Read More)

Ireland's youngest bishop will be installed as Bishop of Killaloe in September

A new bishop has been appointed to the Killaloe Diocese eighteen months after the episcopal see was vacated with the installation of Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly as Archbishop of Cashel and Emly. 
    When he is installed as Bishop of Killaloe in September, former Tuam teacher Fr Fintan Mon... (Read More)

Paddy's working legacy to the Men's Shed

Members of Paddy’s family at Shannon Men’s Shed last week: (l-r) Terry Kelly (Men’s Shed), Peter Fitzgerald, Ross, Siobhan and Noel Mulderig, Phil Fitzgerald, Amy Mulderig and Christy Collins of the Men’s Shed.

Paddy Fitzgerald was one of life’s grea... (Read More)

Over 55s programme hailed a great success

Singers and musicians who took part in a celebration of the wellbeing programme in Sean Lemass Library: (l-r) Michael Ahern, Bernard Walsh, James O’Meara, Derek Cluain, Christy Collins, Helen O’Gorman, Rebecca Griffen, Mary Collins, Anne Wynne and Kay O’Mahoney. Photo by Joe Buckley 087 6... (Read More)

Lack of communication by Irish Water during five day shortage in SE Clare

Irish Water came in for further criticism at the recent meeting of Shannon Municipal District councillors when Cllr Cathal Crowe told of his experience during a time when people in Parteen, Ardnacrusha and Clonlara were without water for five days.
    The Fianna Fáil councillor recalled spea... (Read More)

Public access to burial grounds may require new legislation to resolve disputes

Concern has been expressed about public access to graveyards during a discussion by Shannon Municipal District councillors relating to burial grounds at Kilquane and Moneen in south Clare.
    A motion from Cllr Gerry Flynn asked that a register of all graveyards in the locality be drawn up listing ... (Read More)


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Shannon Springs hotel & Old Lodge Gastro Pub Tel. 061 364047

 By: Staff Writer

Tara's Trust raises €23,546 for teenage neighbour

 By: Staff Writer

Valerie's book now available in digital

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The Alpha and Omega

 By: Fr Tom Ryan P.P. Shannon

Clare Sports News
O'Connor's goal wins it for Tones

O'Connor's goal wins it for Tones

Moloney's men mauled by the Cats
Shannon girls celebrate Munster success


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