Author Archives: Marie clare Gorman

East Clare By-election of 10th July 2017 remembered

Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage & Wildlife Group has marked a 100 year-old link between Clarecastle and the East Clare By-Election of 10 July 1917 with the publication of its latest booklet, Netta O’Brien Sheedy’s Autograph –A Clarecastle link to the East Clare By-Election 1917. This 44-page booklet is available in local shops – price €5 Read More »

Ceili at the Crossroads Festival opens this weekend with the Shandrum Ceili Band

Clarecastle/Ballyea Comhaltas Ceoltori Eireann is holding its annual Ceilí at the Crossroads Festival from 9th – 16th July.  The festival will open with a concert featuring Shandrum Ceilí Band in Abbey Hall, on Sunday, 9th July at 8pm and tickets are available from Clarecastle Post Office or Committee members. Hailing from north Cork, the Shandrum Ceili band has may years of ... Read More »

Fabulous line up of tutors in traditional music, song and dance camp in Clarecastle

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Clarecastle/Ballyea achievements at Community Games Finals

Community Games Athletics Finals were held last Sunday 11th June in John O’Sullivan Park, Lees Road. Clarecastle/Ballyea had a over 30 athletes competing, with many making finals in there events. Holly Morgan 1st place in the U10 100m. Holly will now go on represent her county at the Nationals in Dublin in August. Hayley Barrett, 3rd in the U10 200m. Kate Murphy 2nd in ... Read More »

Regatta returns on Saturday 24th June

Excitement is mounting this year for Clarecastle’s Annual Regatta which will take place this year on Saturday 24th June 2017 at 4.30 at the quay in Clarecastle.  Curragh Racing, clay pigeon shoot, children’s parade, duck race, boat rides, market stalls, children sports, dog show, puc fada, zorbs, soccer darts, paddle boards, kayaking, singing competition, food and beverages, live music, homemade raft ... Read More »

Significant moment in the ongoing evolution of Clarecastle Men’s Shed

There are now around 30 “Shedders” in Clarecastle and to address capacity issues Clarecastle Community Development’s Men’s Shed approached the GAA, Complex trustees and the Pastoral Council about options to take over a disused alley in the Sports Complex.  There was a favourable response from all and, today, they had James Malone Construction break an opening into the Complex from the Abbey ... Read More »