On This Day – April 17

On This Day – April 17

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On This Day takes a look at events that occurred in County Clare on this day down through history.

1821 – The Clare Journal reports: “In the barony of Inchiquin it was stated that over three thousand persons had neither food nor the means of procuring it.”

2000 – New licensing laws go into effect which give Clare drinkers an extra half hour in the pub

2003 – Clare sizzles as the temperature soars to 24ºC/72ºF

2009 – Joined by The London Symphony Chorus, conducted by Joseph Cullen, the Lismorahaun Singers performed Mozart’s Great Mass in C-Minor to an audience of 800 people in Ennistymon church. This epic work was dedicated to their great friend and patron John O Donohue.

2013 – Three bottle-nose dolphins which had taken up residence in a river in the Bunratty River attracting hundreds of curious onlookers every day, return to the Shannon Estuary.

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