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Countdown to Quest Lough Derg is on

For the first time, Quest adventure series will take place on the banks of Lough Derg on Saturday 14th September 2019.

Quest representatives and members of Lough Derg Marketing Group along with other local business representatives were on the banks of Lough Derg today to mark 12 ...

2019-07-20 11:22 open_in_new
Clare grants under Music Capital Scheme

A total of €245,440 in funding from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has been awarded to 34 performing groups and 19 individual musicians across Ireland under the Music Capital Scheme 2019.

Established in 2008, the Music Capital Scheme is supported by the ...

2019-07-20 10:19 open_in_new
Man undergoes surgery after Ennis incident

A young man was due to undergo surgery this morning to remove a piece of metal from his hand after he became impaled on the railings of a historic abbey in Ennis.

The alarm was raised at around 2.20 this morning when emergency services were alerted to the incident on Abbey Street ...

2019-07-20 09:16 open_in_new
Iconic Cliffs of Moher tower reopens

One of County Clare’s earliest known purpose-built tourist facilities has been fully restored and reopened to the public at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience.

O’Brien’s Tower, which is located on a headland overlooking the world-famous cliffs, was built by ...

2019-07-20 09:16 open_in_new
Walk back in time at Scariff Harbour Festival

Getting out and about, taking in the freshest of fresh air and finding a new perspective on local natural heritage, are opportunities to be savoured in the walks and talks during the upcoming Scariff Harbour Festival.

East Clare is a stunning landscape, nowhere better ...

2019-07-18 18:25 open_in_new
Upcoming Events in the Burren National Park


Sunday 21st July – 14:15 – Orange Trail

Join us for a free guided walk along the wildflower meadows, woodlands and the ever shifting shores of Knockaunroe Turlough. Starting at the trailhead in the Burren National Park at 14.15 and lasts approximately 1.5 – 2 ...

2019-07-18 04:46 open_in_new
Chauffeurs and Cliffs management reach parking deal

The Western Chauffeur Drive Association has welcomed an announcement by the Cliffs of Moher Visitors Centre that reserved spaces will be available to chauffeur drivers and their passengers with immediate effect.

The association, which represents chauffeur drive companies in ...

2019-07-18 04:46 open_in_new
National aviation awards for Shannon companies

Shannon Group and Shannon based companies claimed several awards at the Annual Aviation Awards 2019.

The awards are the benchmark for excellence for those demonstrating best practice and innovation in the aviation sector in Ireland.

The awards reflected again Shannon’s huge ...

2019-07-17 03:16 open_in_new
Aer Lingus flight returns to Shannon with technical issue

A US-bound Aer Lingus fight was forced to return to Shannon Airport this afternoon after the crew reported a technical issue over the Atlantic.

Aer Lingus flight EI-111 departed Shannon at 12.51pm and was bound for New York’s JFK International Airport. There were 178 passengers ...

2019-07-17 02:13 open_in_new
Bog bodies topic for first Clare Museum talk

The intriguing story of Ireland’s Bog Bodies will be the subject of the first in a series of public talks being hosted this summer by Clare County Museum.

The 2019 Public Talks Series is part of the Museum’s upcoming Education and Engagement Programme and will be held on ...

2019-07-15 23:49 open_in_new
Elderly fisherman airlifted to hospital following fall

An elderly man has been airlifted to hospital after he was injured in a fall while taking part in a fishing competition in Co Clare this afternoon.

The 75-year-old was fishing from cliffs at Ballyreen between Doolin and Fanore when the incident occurred at around 4.30pm.

The ...

2019-07-15 21:43 open_in_new
Blueway Activities for Scariff Harbour Festival

Lough Derg and its waterways have always been at the heart of Scariff Harbour Festival but this year offers the most it’s ever had on a festival programme.

Still a developing concept in Ireland with recreational trails and sites closely linked to the water, the Lough Derg Blueway ...

2019-07-15 21:43 open_in_new
Gallery: Kilkee By The Sea in pictures

The picturesque seaside village of Kilkee celebrated its second annual Kilkee by the sea that saw thousands of families enjoy the summer fun in the seaside village.

There was a sand castle competition for all ages with prizes for top builders, there was boat and water craft safety ...

2019-07-15 21:43 open_in_new
RCB Community Radio presents Bandtastic 3

RCB Radio is very proud to present Bandtastic for the third year running in order to help raise funds for the local community radio station based in South West Clare.

The event will be held at Myles Creek in Kilkee on 20th of July and entry is free. The non profit station hosts the ...

2019-07-15 21:43 open_in_new
Don Stiffe to play intimate gig in Liscannor

Music lovers in Clare are in for a treat this coming Sunday evening July 14th with Don Stiffe, who is one of Ireland’s most respected musicians and songwriters, set to perform an intimate gig.

The gig is part of the Anam Music series of concerts. Anam was founded by Ennistymon ...

2019-07-15 21:43 open_in_new
More success for young Jack in Cavan

Clare based Pony Showjumper Jack Conlon Gateau had a successful week in Cavan with his ponies taking 138 Team Gold (under 14s) with his teammates, John Martin Kirrane, Jenny Dunlop and Katie McEntee.

The Cavan Home Pony International (HPI) Show is one of four International ...

2019-07-15 21:43 open_in_new
Lough Derg RNLI assist grounded cruiser with 6 on board

The Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was called out to assist 6 people last night after their cruise boat ran aground close to the eastern shore of the lake.

The volunteer team was tasked at around 9.00pm by watch officers at the Irish Coast Guard’s marine rescue sub centre on ...

2019-07-15 21:43 open_in_new
Clare businesses make Good Food Ireland collection

Good Food Ireland’s newly-launched Good Food Ireland Experiences – food and drink experiences available to book throughout the Midwest of Ireland.

For anyone planning a ‘staycation’ in the Midwest or simply looking for new ways to fill weekends, Good Food Ireland ...

2019-07-15 21:43 open_in_new
Jet diverts to Shannon with ill passenger


7.35pm – The flight continued to New York at 7.12pm.

Earlier: A transatlantic jet has made an emergency landing at Shannon Airport this evening after the crew declared a medical emergency.

Air France flight AF-032 was about two hours into its journey from ...

2019-07-12 01:19 open_in_new
Shannon celebrates 80 years since first passenger flight

Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company, will today celebrate 80 years as the centre-piece and driver of the regional economy as it marks the landing of its first passenger aircraft way back on July 11th, 1939.

Some 80 years ago to the day a Belgian airliner – tri-motor ...

2019-07-12 00:16 open_in_new
Burren National Park – Free events this weekend

Friday 12th July – 10:15: Cuckoo Club – Art In The Park

Learn about the different plants and animals of the Burren National Park through drawing, colouring, and being creative.  Suitable for young children (5 to 12), accompanied by an adult. Why not take the free bus from ...

2019-07-12 00:16 open_in_new