Author Archives: Marie clare Gorman

IPB Pride of Place Awards – official photo!

  CCDL attended the IPB Pride of Place Awards ceremony last weekend in the West County Hotel as one of four bodies representing Clare.  Clarecastle was judged in the Population category of between 1,000-4,000 inhabitants.  The winning town in this category was the beautiful tourist County Kerry town of Kenmare.  CCDL was delighted to have been chosen to represent Clarecastle and we ... Read More »

Search for Great War Memorabilia

The Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage & Wildlife Group is looking for the opportunity to record and photograph all sorts of memorabilia that people may have stored in their homes relating to the Great War 1914-1918. We have some details on about 20 men from the Parish who died in the War but we have little information on the many men ... Read More »

Clarecastle takes part in the IPB Pride of Place awards 2014

Representatives from Clarecastle Community Development Ltd (CCDL) joined more than 750 people from all over the island of Ireland at Treacy’s West County Hotel yesterday evening (Saturday night) for the 2014 IPB Pride of Place Awards. The awards ceremony was hosted by Clare County Council and Cooperation Ireland, which runs the competition north and south of the border.  The competition is ... Read More »

Christmas Night of Food and Fashion

Don’t miss the Festive Night of Food and Fashion with Celebrity Chef Kevin Dundon with special guest RTE’s Derek Davis on Wednesday, 17th December at 8 pm at the Inn at Dromoland. Tickets €25.00 available at the Inn at Dromoland. All proceeds to the Ray of Sunshine Foundation Project. Read More »

Clarecastle CoderDojo to resume this Saturday 15th November

Clarecastle CoderDojo will resume on Saturday 15th November from 12.00 – 13.30 in Clarecastle National School. New children are welcome to join. CoderDojo provides a relaxed environment teaching children (aged 6 to 13) how to code (write computer programs), where the emphasis is on learning through doing and having a bit of fun at the same time. The sessions are ... Read More »

Volunteers welcome!

Recently Clarecastle Community Development took part in the Clare Volunteer’s initiative “Be Part of It” which encourages young people to volunteer in their local Communities.  An Expo was held in Glor where transition year students from a range of local secondary schools.  Local organisations including CCDL were present to explain to the young people what their organisations did and what ... Read More »