W/E 27/08/2017

posted Aug 24, 2017, 2:28 AM by John O'Sullivan
Clare Stages Rally.
Rally enthusiasts will be delighted to see the Clare Stages Rally take a number of stages through the parish on Sun. 17th September next.
Stages 2, 5 and 8 will take in the roads from the junction at Ballybrody to Drumeer, Kilkee, Drumcavan, Ballaghboy, Tullyodea, Ruan, Cahermacrea, Dromore, Adroon, Moyrhee Commons, Dromeen and Castlequarter to the junction at Tubber.
The co-operation and support of the community is essential on the day and is much appreciated by the organisers, as it would not be possible to run the event without it, and it is hoped that the stewarding on the day and the goodwill of everyone on the route will make it a safe and enjoyable Rally.

All Ireland Fleadh.
The old adage "practice makes perfect" stood the test last week as Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann came to Ennis and by all accounts was the one which attracted more people than any other, to date. The stewarding was remarkable over the week and a number of people from the local GAA Club, and individuals involved in Comhaltais were part of that great volunteering effort.  
Shannen O'Donovan and Conor Wynne from this parish are members of the U18 Burren Grupai Cheoil which got 3rd in that competition. Garry and Majella Shannon also came 3rd with their Burren u18 Band.  Lily O'Connor came 3rd in Concertina (15-18) and she took 1st with Rosa Carroll in Duets (15-18). 
Fergal Breen, with Jennifer Markham and Sinead Mulqueen came 3rd in Trios (O18). 
Eimear and Holly O'Loughlin were in the Inchicronan Grupa Ceoil which came 2nd  (12-15) in that competition.  Maisie O'Connor is a member of the Tulog Ceili Band which came 1st in the u12 competition.
All who participated in the competitions, busking and stewarding, and just in taking in the atmosphere of the week, will have memories to cherish for a long time to come.

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