|New head makes history at Flannan's|
St Flannan's College in Ennis has appointed its first female principal in its more than 100-year history. Carmel Honan takes over the role from Colm McDonagh, who was the first layperson to hold the position at the well-known school.
|Tourists saving Kilkee's summer|
Loop Head Tourism chairman Cillian Murphy has told The Clare Champion that while domestic visitor numbers to Kilkee this summer has declined, local tourism operators have reported a significant increase in overseas visitors to the area.
|Bonfire tradition burns brightly|
|Written by Owen Ryan|
WHEN Kevin O'Brien lights the bonfire at McNamara's Bridge on the Tulla Road outside Crusheen on Saturday evening, it'll signal another chapter in a tradition that goes back over a century.
|Sculpture in memory of Pat McHugh|
A NEW sculpture by Kilnamona's Michael McTigue can now be seen in the Parnell Street Car Park in Ennis.
|Feakle Festival celebrates 25 years|
|Written by Carol Byrne|
Feakle Traditional Music Festival celebrates its 25th birthday this year and will mark the evolution of this annual event, which attracts visitors from all over the world, with a commemorative DVD.
|Lou takes a walk on the wild side|
|Written by John Rainsford|
BY general consensus, we are not living through the best of times and the search for some form of escapism is becoming paramount for many today.