One evening a couple of years back, Christy Dixon was listening to Clare FM from his home in Dublin when Joan Hanrahan played a slow-air track, ‘An Fhuinseogigín Rua’, on her show The West Wind. Dixon had learned the song going to school in Mullagh in west Clare but the memory was even more poignant because it reminded him of his time playing music with the famed Willie Clancy.
Sat, 19 Oct, 2019
I just love to take short breaks in Ireland. This time it was west Clare. There’s much to be excited about.
Tue, 08 Oct, 2019
One person has been airlifted to hospital following a road traffic collision in Co Clare this afternoon.
Sun, 22 Sep, 2019
The search for a woman feared missing in North Clare has been temporarily suspended because of deteriorating weather conditions.
Fri, 09 Aug, 2019
Gardaí have arrested five people following early morning raids at several unauthorised sites in Co Clare.
Wed, 24 Jul, 2019
How do you take the pulse of a golf tournament?
Fri, 05 Jul, 2019
There is no escaping the sense of excitement and expectation not just amongst the members of Lahinch Golf Club but also the whole of the village and West Clare in general as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Championship looms this week.
Tue, 02 Jul, 2019
The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience has launched a new shuttle bus service to the famous Irish attraction.
Sun, 23 Jun, 2019
An investigation has been launched into the cause of a paramotor crash in Co Clare in which one man was injured.
Sat, 22 Jun, 2019
Wheeler women from Ennistymon, Co Clare have been protesting visiting US Presidents here for nearly forty years.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2019
A man is recovering in hospital after he managed to escape from a car that had entered the sea in Co Clare this morning.
Fri, 24 May, 2019
The Menu only ever believes the season proper has begun with the annual advent of the West Waterford Festival of Food (April 26-28), in delightful Dungarvan.
Sun, 21 Apr, 2019
The Gael Warning I accurately issued last week can be downgraded somewhat by now, thank heavens.
Tue, 19 Mar, 2019
The Food on the Edge symposium (October 22-23) returns with a gathering of chefs and food personages, from home and abroad, assembling in Galway for talks, panel discussions, and masterclasses, led by joint MCs, chef/restaurateur JP McMahon (Galway), chef Matt Orlando (Copenhagen), and Sasu Laukkonen (Helsinki).
Sat, 20 Oct, 2018
We were on our way to Ennistymon to eat at Little Fox, a newly opened, super cool café on a corner of Main Street.
Sat, 01 Sep, 2018
The rock was discovered on the shore of Lickeen Lake in the north of the county.
Wed, 15 Aug, 2018
Fears at rapidly depleting water supplies with no rain forecast.
Thu, 05 Jul, 2018
A branch manager of a Department of Social Protection office earmarked for destruction to make way for a bridge left a council headquarters in tears yesterday.
Tue, 10 Apr, 2018
An elderly man has been airlifted to hospital after he was rescued from the sea in Co Clare this afternoon.
Sun, 03 Dec, 2017
A judge has banned a 42-year-old mother of 10 from every pub in the north Clare town of Ennistymon for 12 months.
Fri, 22 Sep, 2017
Gardaí are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains washed up on the sea shore in Co Clare this afternoon.
Tue, 19 Sep, 2017
goes wild on a Wednesday with ‘Wild Kitchen’ owner and forager, Oonagh O’Dwyer.
Sat, 17 Jun, 2017
A 16-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after he was allegedly assaulted in Co Clare this afternoon.
Wed, 10 May, 2017
A West Cork man who died following an accident while base jumping from the Cliffs of Moher at the weekend has been named.
Mon, 24 Apr, 2017
The girl has now been transferred by helicopter to hospital in Dublin.
Wed, 15 Mar, 2017
Not in Caitríona Lucas’s wildest dreams would she have imagined that she would have had such an effect on people.
Mon, 27 Feb, 2017
A young woman is recovering in hospital after she was struck by a bus and thrown over a ditch into a field in Co Clare.
Sun, 05 Feb, 2017
A thatched cottage in north Clare that was destroyed by fire on Thursday night was declared unsafe due to “failing fire safety standards” two years ago.
Sat, 07 Jan, 2017
Thu, 22 Dec, 2016
Wed, 07 Dec, 2016
Small, well-presented and seeking new prospects... maybe more? That’s the possible sales pitch for Daly’s bar in Co Clare’s Ennistymon, long associated with the family of famed Clare matchmaker Willie Daly, and freshly up for grabs.
Thu, 27 Oct, 2016
hears how the death of Caitríona Lucas has shocked her Coast Guard colleagues and friends.
Wed, 14 Sep, 2016
Despite one of the worst summers on record, the sun could be the new cash-cow for farmers in rural parts of the country.
Wed, 07 Sep, 2016
Mon, 05 Sep, 2016
A recently promoted member of An Garda Síochána dived into the sea to rescue a man from a car that had driven off a pier,.
Tue, 16 Aug, 2016
A recently promoted member of An Garda Síochána dived into the sea to rescue a man from a car that had driven off a pier.
Tue, 16 Aug, 2016
A woman who died after her car overturned into a field was not found for several hours. Catherine Lynch, 56, died late on Friday night. Her car drove off a narrow country road, at Shanaway West, near Miltown Malbay, in Co Clare.
Mon, 01 Aug, 2016
A Clare paedophile, who had a previous conviction for sexually abusing two young sisters, has escaped a jail sentence after pleading guilty to sexually interfering with another young girl.
Fri, 29 Jul, 2016
A chef who slashed a colleague across the wrist with a large knife in a “flaming row” over burnt steaks has walked free from court.
Sat, 23 Jul, 2016
Ireland’s oldest citizen, Nora Canavan from Co Clare, has passed away aged 108.
Thu, 21 Jul, 2016
A leading surgeon, with half the letters of the alphabet after his name, went into his operating theatre this very morning to go to work.
Thu, 21 Jul, 2016
Fri, 08 Jul, 2016