Clarecastle Community Development meet Michael Ring T.D.

Members of Clarecastle Community Development Board and the Heritage and Wildlife Committee met briefly with Michael Ring T.D. Minister of Tourism yesterday while he was in Clarecastle to officially open The Castle.  They were able to outline some projects they have in mind and asked him for advice on funding opportunities to realise the plans.  It was a useful initial ... Read More »

The Castle is officially opened!!

Yesterday, Michael Ring T.D. the current Minister of Tourism came to Clarecastle to officially open The Castle which we in Clarecastle are so proud of.  There was a great crowd present to launch this fabulous new establishment which houses three floors of arts and antiques as well as a divine coffee house and eatery that is well worth a visit. ... Read More »

And the winner of the balloon race is…….

        …..Sinead Halpin!!  Sinead’s balloon arrived back in Clarecastle Post Office in the nick of time to meet our 17th June deadline having been on some adventure across Ireland, the Irish Sea, Wales, half of England flying high over the mountains of the Peak District to come down near Saxilby, a quaint village in Lincolnshire in the ... Read More »

Men at work

This week the Men’s Shed relocated a polytunnel that has been donated for use by the Clarecastle Community.  Great work! Read More »

Last update on balloon race before winner announced this Thursday

At the official opening of the playground, over 1000 balloons headed into the air for a balloon race. Since our last update, three more balloons have sent news of their adventures all from across the water!  One sent us news of farm life having landed in Coed Isaf Farm near Bangor in Wales. Another joined a friend from last week ... Read More »

More news from our balloons

Two more balloons have sent us news of their adventures both from across the water!  One decided to have a seaside visit by landing in the sand dunes of Aberffraw in Anglesey on 18th May.  The second, on the other hand decided to go a bit further inland for a more cultural visit to the ancient market town of Macclesfield near ... Read More »