John Burke Humbled After Being Named Clare Person Of The Year

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The newly crowned Clare Person of the Year says he’s humbled to receive the honour.

Everest conqueror, philanthropist and Spanish Point hotelier John Burke has been named the 2018 recipient – following in the footsteps of the late rescue volunteer Caitríona Lucas.

Along with being the first Banner man to climb Mount Everest, the Clare Association are commending him for setting up youth wellness charity, Elevate.


John said that there was nothing heroic in his actions and hopes that this award helps to drive action in the people of Clare: