Tag Archives: Clare

Sculptor Aidan Harte and his Púca of Ennistymon, county Clare


This morning.

Further to Clare County Council’s decision to ‘pause’ plans to install a €30,000 statue of a mythical half-man, half horse…

…Via The Times:

The Púca of Ennistymon sculpture should be put up in the capital if the people of Clare oppose the artwork due to superstitions, Dublin city councillors have said.

The artist behind the work told The Times that he would prefer it to be erected in the Clare town, but would be open to it being moved elsewhere if locals rejected it.

Dublin ready to host ‘grotesque’ Púca statue after Clare locals fear bad luck (The Times)

Puca Paused But Division Remains In Ennistymon (Clare Champion)

Pic: Aidan Harte


In fairness.

The Clare Champion

VR Fitness Clare

Thanks Bebe

Portuguese man o ‘war found on Fanore Beach, Co Clare

The Big Jellyfish Hunt writez on Facebook:

Over the weekend we have had very large numbers of Portuguese man o ‘war washing up. 100s reported washed up on many different beaches.

Observations are still mostly from the south coast (Cork and Kerry) but we have more activity along the west (Clare to Mayo) and a few reports from the southeast (Wexford).

Please continue to submit records on the National Biodiversity Data Centre jellyfish sightings page so we can track numbers. Many thanks.

Jellyfish can be recorded here

The Big Jellyfish Hunt

Risk of stinging: ‘Phenomenal’ numbers of deadly Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish wash up on beaches (Independent.ie)

Pics: Burren Shores

The Central Hostel in Miltown Malbay, Co Clare; and a notice from the owner Pat Kelly to a number of asylum seekers currently living in the hostel

Sarah Clancy tweetz:

The stupidest thing about this curfew for want of a better word is that the Central Hotel has a pub downstairs! I presume the customers in the pub haven’t got to be in bed by 10 like children on a school night..that’s just asylum seekers.

The Central Hostel (Booking.com)


Top pic: Movement Of Asylum Seekers In Ireland

Met Eireann has announced that there is now Status Red wind warning (gusts of up to 150kph) out for Clare from 8pm until 11pm tonight, on account of Storm Hannah.

It’s also announced that similar gusts may reach Connemara, the Aran Islands, Dingle and the coasts of Kerry, Cork and Waterford.

Carlow Weather will be live tweeting updates from 5pm here

Earlier: Thar She Blows

Pic: Carlow Weather