Day: May 17, 2017

The American Girl, a third novel by Rachel English

The American Girl is the latest novel written by author and RTE broadcaster Rachel English and her best to date. Reviewed by Cathy McCafferty As many of you already know, Shannon was home to Rachel during her formative years and her mum and dad still live here. Now she has a prominent position with the national broadcaster and, better still, is a wonderful story teller. The American Girl is one of those books that is impossible to put down and is a real page-turner. It engages the reader so much and draws you in, that you just don’t want...

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Minister Heather Humphrys visits Clare to discuss opportunities for rural communities

Minister Heather Humphreys, who has responsibility for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, has addressed the recently formed Clare Rural Development Forum on the opportunities available through the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development. During her visit, Minister Humphreys met with Clare County Council CEO, Pat Dowling and key staff members of the local authority. The plan includes a number of key targets, including creating 135,000 jobs outside Dublin by 2020 and boosting rural tourism by 12%. The Government recently announced €20 million in funding for rural towns and villages as part of the Action Plan for Rural...

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PGA professional champion David Higgins retains title at Dromoland

Reigning PGA professional champion, David Higgins, has retained his Irish Club Professional crown at stunning Dromoland Castle. The Waterville man produced a composed display in testing conditions to win the event by three shots. His second round level par 72 included just one birdie on the par five fourth, and one bogey on the par three 17th as he finished on 144 for 36 holes. “I was delighted with that. With it being so windy there was a disaster around every corner so I kept it steady and kept the big numbers off my card,” said the 44-year-old. “...

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