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Clare,

county (1991 pop. 90,918), 1,231 sq mi (3,188 sq km), W Republic of Ireland, between Galway Bay and the Shannon River. The county and Roman Catholic seat is Ennis. The terrain is broken and hilly, with many bogs and lakes; the coastline is especially rugged. Fishing is important, and sheep, cattle, and poultry are raised. Chief crops are oats and potatoes. Major industrial development occurred in the 1960s and 70s, including the creation of a large hydroelectric power station on the Shannon River. Ireland's main airport, the Shannon International Airport, is located near Ennis. Clare is an area laden with prehistoric ruins and ancient Christian sites.

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1. Anthony (Ward). born 1942, Irish psychiatrist and broadcaster; presenter of the radio series In the Psychiatrist's Chair from 1982
2. John. 1793--1864, English poet, noted for his descriptions of country life, particularly in The Shepherd's Calendar (1827) and The Rural Muse (1835). He was confined in a lunatic asylum from 1837

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a county of W Republic of Ireland, in Munster between Galway Bay and the Shannon estuary. County town: Ennis. Pop.: 103 277 (2002). Area: 3188 sq. km (1231 sq. miles)
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For several days after Tess's arrival Clare, sitting abstractedly reading from some book, periodical, or piece of music just come by post, hardly noticed that she was present at table.
Clare looked round upon her, seated with the others.
Clare. "Don't interrupt me by making explanations; and don't frighten the cat.
Francis Clare made his appearance the next morning in the grounds at Combe-Raven; and, something doubtful of the reception that might await him, slowly approached the precincts of the house.
Francis Clare had more in him of the shadow of his ancestors than of the substance.
Clare." Even the account he was now encouraged to give of the reception accorded to him by his father, on the previous night, failed to disturb Norah's gravity.
Clare was soon suffocated by difficulties of bribery and blackmail; and needed more and more cash.
Clare was in foul need of money, and mountains of it.
Clare was a hell-hound, but he was a hound of breed.
Clare, passing on, with his usual air of negligent drollery, "that's very well got up, Adolph.
Clare came in, embraced his wife in true, orthodox, husbandly fashion, and then presented to her his cousin.
Clare distributed small pieces of change among them.