Clare Association book launch in Ennis

Clare Association book launch in Ennis

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The Clare Association Dublin (Muintir an Chláir) will launch their Clare Association Yearbook 2018 at the Templegate Hotel in Ennis this evening.

The event will also be addressed accompanied by by Dr. Tom Hillery (Doctor of Economics) who will speak about ‘Rural Community Regeneration’.

Thirty-five articles and features collected to inform, inspire and showcase aspects of history, sport, literature, business, tourism, folklore, music and achievements relating to County Clare. (Paperback – 112 pages, Cover Price: €10)

Among the many articles will be one on the excitement of Clare’s historic 1992 Munster Football Final victory with an evocative feature recalling the pride and celebrations that ensued.

Mike Hanrahan recalls the ‘good times, fun times, exciting and momentous times’ in forty years of Stocktons Wing while there’s also be review the remarkable life and achievements of the pioneering Dr. Brendan O’Regan.

There’ll be a look back Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis and a preview the Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan coming to Ennis in 2018.

Copies available now from your local Clare newsagent or from any ‘Easons’ store in Clare, Mid-West Region and Dublin.

Meanwhile, the Clare AssociationDublin will formally present John Burke with his award as Clare Person of the Year 2018 at the Association’s Annual Award Ceremony to be held in the Red Cow Moran Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin on Saturday, 28th April 2018.

Tickets are priced €50 and are available from any committee member of the Association or by emailing: info@clareassociationdublin.ie.

John Burke is being honoured for his achievement in becoming the first Clare person to climb Mount Everest together with his efforts to promote and provide mental health wellness programmes for young people through his charity Elevate .

About Clare Association Dublin – Muintir an Chláir was re-constituted in 1959 and has functioned continuously ever since. The Association is a non-political and non-sectarian representative body of Clare people resident in Dublin and its outlying areas. Their primary aim is to promote the social, cultural and economic interests of Clare.

The Association also aims to foster comradeship amongst Clare people and stimulate pride in our native county. The principal activities are the conferring of the Clare Person of the Year Award which is presented at our annual award ceremony and the publication of their annual yearbook of articles and features showcasing the best of Clare and its people.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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