Morning Focus – Monday 09/09/19

Monday’s Morning Focus heard from an inspirational lady, in the person of Ennistymon’s Margaret Donovan.

Margaret joined Gavin, alongside Mary Flanagan from the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board to discuss how literacy support and training changed her life.

Margaret was able to of with support from the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA). There’s more information available through the following contacts:


Freephone 1800 20 20 65
Freetext LEARN to 50050 or
Go to

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The show opened with a return to controversy on the Clonroad More in Ennis. Schools have returned and residents feel their concerns over the impact of traffic calming and cycle lanes have been proven valid. Gavin went out to meet some of those affected.

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Also featuring on today’s show was Cúl Chaint presenter Domhnall Ó Lionsigh. The Príomhoide of Coláiste Ui Comhraidhe in Carrigaholt told Gavin why he’s passionate about securing government support for the facility.

As always on Mondays Gavin was joined for Garda Focus by Sgt Tríona O’Rourke, Clare’s Crime Prevention Officer.

Then, Michelle Nagle of Clean Ireland Recycling joined Gavin to mark the company’s 30 years at the forefront of waste management.

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After that, Gavin heard from Brendan Cunningham of the Samaritans in Ennis. He told Gavin that Samaritans Ennis and Clare Branch is encouraging people to get involved with the charity to give something back to the local community and make a difference to people’s lives.

Information evenings will be held in the Clare Education Centre, Kilrush Road, Ennis tomorrow (Tue, Sept 10) and Wednesday. To find out more about becoming a volunteer with Samaritans in Ennis & Clare and register your interest in attending one of the Information events Phone/Text 085-1763491 or email [email protected]

Anyone in crisis can contact Samaritans on 116 123
*Samaritans can be contacted in Ennis by calling 065 682 9777
You can also email Samaritans: [email protected] or text 087 260 9090.

Listen to Brendan’s interview below:

The show wrapped up with a chat with Clare FM’s Darren Kelly for the Monday Sports Panel.