Morning Focus Monday October 17

On Monday’s Morning Focus the official launch of Clare FM’s 50 Cent Appeal for four local charities took place
John Cooke was joined in studio by Fiacre Hennessey of Clarecare, Denise Dunne of Clare Haven, John Cullinane of Saint Vincent de Paul and Mary Moloney, Cahercalla Hospice
The Charities discussed the services they provide and what any funds raised will go towards
Clare FM’s Paul Moriarty explained what the initiative is and will talk about all of the fundraising events Clare FM has planned for the coming weeks.
Clare FM’s Maire Moynahan explained how Clare FM is encouraging local community groups of all shapes and sizes to register a fundraising event with the station.  Clare FM will publicise the events for free.

Clare FM’s 50 Cent Appeal is a brand new initiative to raise funds for four local charities ahead of the Christmas period.  The charities are; Clarecare, Clare Haven, Cahercalla Hospice and St. Vincent de Paul.  Clare FM will host numerous “50 Cent Events” throughout the coming months to raise awareness of the work these charities do – and to help raise as much money as possible. We are also encouraging local /community groups, schools, businesses and clubs to get on board and host their own events in aid of Clare FM’s 50 Cent Appeal. All interested groups (or individuals) can register their event with Clare FM and we will publicise it free of charge! For details contact Clare FM on 065 682 88 88, see or visit our facebook page.
Email Maire – [email protected]

East Clare Gold Rush!
The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte is to grant a prospecting licence for gold and silver to a Dublin firm for large tracts of land in East Clare. Objectors have 21 days in which to make their case.
Conroy Gold and Natural Resources, Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin, will be granted permission to prospect for gold, silver and other base metals in almost 90 townlands from Killaloe to near the village of Broadford.
John Cooke spoke with Professor Richard Conroy of Conroy Gold Natural Resources


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Kilmurry Ibrickane claimed their 12 county senior football title with a 17 -5 win over St Josephs Doora Barefield in Cusack park
The West Clare side led by 8 points to no score at the break in a hugely dominant performance
Despite St Josephs beginning the second half brightly they succumbed to the stronger side and lost their first final by 12 points
Michael Considine, Secretary of Kilmurry Ibrickane had a word and we heard Clare FM’s
Syl O’Connor speaking with Kilmurry Ibrickane Manager John Kennedy after yesterday’s Clare County Senior Football Final

Clare Supported Employment Service are celebrating ten years in business this week are organising a week of events to mark their anniversary
Their vision is Realising Ability and Making Work a Reality and they have been supporting candidates who have an illness, injury or disability to secure employment with Clare employers over the last ten years
CSES Team Leader Alice O’Carroll and Neasa Lahibh, HR Manager with Corporate Catering Services joined John in studio
Contact CSES on 065 6844007

Seamus Sherlock, an ESB Protester from Newcastle West is raising awareness of a "Life After Debt" meeting this coming Monday 17th October – Tonight – at 7.30pm in Newcastle West. They have been holding regular meetings and are supporting people who are struggling financially in a non professional way.
He says the best lesson he has learned is to engage with creditors if you are in difficulty
John Murphy of the Clare branch of Birdwatch Ireland joined John in studio to answer your bird and wildlife queries. www.murfswildlife.blogspot

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