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In July 2003 a number of international publications featured after the CLUAS webmaster discovered a serious security vulnerability on the Irish government's site, more info here.
Golden Spider Awards logo CLUAS was one of the 5 websites shortlisted for the ' Readers Award' at the 2002 'Golden Spider' Internet Awards ceremony. When the winners were announced CLUAS came second only to, Ireland's largest ISP. To see the category CLUAS was shortlisted in click here and scroll to bottom of the page).
Winner of the 'Best Personal Site' at the Golden Spider Internet Awards 2000.
'Internet magazine' logo In the March 2002 edition of 'Internet Magazine' (a respected UK publication for internet professionals) CLUAS was featured in the 'Home Improvement' section of the magazine (where each month internet experts assess the quality of selected 'home-built' websites. The experts scored CLUAS a whopping 9 out of 10 stars for design and content.
Yendo logo In September 2001 CLUAS was chosen as 'site of the week' by Yendo, an Irish website consultancy. They awarded it 3 out of 3 stars. logo An article talking about how CLUAS was filling the gap left by was published on the IT webzine (28 May 2001). Read the full article here.
Chosen as an ElectricNews "hot site of the week" (July 13, 1999)

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CLUAS was showcased by Microsoft as a "killer FrontPage developed website" in their August '99 'FrontPage Bulletin'. This monthly email bulletin is sent by Microsoft to tens of thousands of subscribed FrontPage users around the world. CLUAS was also chosen by Microsoft to feature in their 1999 Gallery of the world's best FrontPage-developed websites. logo The Irish student portal invited CLUAS founder Eoghan O'Neill to be one of the judges at their first annual student Media awards ('Smedias') in April 2001. Eoghan was the judge for the 'best travel writing' category. Other judges on the panel included film-maker Thaddeus O'Sullivan and television and radio presenter Ray D'Arcy. logo

Featured in the Irish Times' 'Web Watch' (January 5, 2001): "For the latest on the Irish music scene, including album and gig reviews, and MP3 songs by unsigned acts to download, check out the award-winning Cluas e-zine". Click here for the article (note: subscription to required to view the article)
Featured in 'Best from the rest on the WWW' (October 3, 2000): "(CLUAS is) an admirable and well deserved success story... a site made up of good writing, good humour and good ideas."
Featured in the paper's 'Computimes Monitor' section (October 25, 1999):"CLUED IN CLUAS: The online arts magazine,, is playing host to original songs by unsigned Irish acts in MP3 and Windows Media audio formats". Click here for the article (note: subscription to required to view the article)

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CLUAS was the focus of a full page feature in the Sunday Busineess Post's "Computers in Business" magazine (June 2001). Click here to read the article. featured in the Sunday Business Post's 'Who's who on the Silicon Isle' (Jan. 2000).
RTE Radio 1 logo One of RTE Radio 1's more entertaining programmes - the music quiz 'The Vinyl Curtain' hosted by John Kelly - invited CLUAS founder Eoghan O'Neill to be one of its guest contestants in May 2001. Click here to listen to a recording of the show (real audio format).
Lite FM logo CLUAS founder Eoghan O'Neill was interviewed about and its success on Michael Comyn's Saturday morning chat show on Dublin's Lite FM (March 24th 2001). After the interview Eoghan was invited by Lite FM to make regular contributions to the chat show about upcoming concerts that would be of interest to Lite FM listeners. He did so for several months in 2001.
The Bulletin logo CLUAS was the focus of a full page feature in Brussels weekly English language magazine 'The Bulletin' (Feb 8, 2001)
Sunday World logo Focus of a feature article in the Metro supplement to Ireland's largest selling Sunday newspaper the 'Sunday World' (January 28th, 2001)

CLUAS was the focus of a half page feature entitled " is giving Irish Pop music a platform to the world" (in the Irish Independent's "City Life" supplement, June 12 2001).
Featured as "Pick of the web" in the Irish Independent (Ireland's biggest selling daily newspaper), July 12 '99.
The Sunday Tribune logo CLUAS was featured in the 'Wonderful World of the web' section of the Sunday Tribune newspaper on Nov 26th 2000. logo The Irish listings magazine '' used CLUAS album reviews in each fortnightly issue. Also CLUAS Editor Eoghan O'Neill was invited by 'the list' to write a 'Hot tickets of the fortnight' column for 'the list' readers. (thelist is no longer published since late 2001).
Business Plus magazine logo CLUAS was featured in Ireland's leading IT magazine 'Business Plus' in their December 2000 cover story 'Year of the web: the dot com winners and losers in 2000' (in case there is any doubt may we confirm that CLUAS was featured as one of the 'winners' of 2000!)
Irish Examiner logo Featured in the 'Connect' supplement of the Irish Examiner newspaper (July 2000). logo

In March 2000 the online encyclopedia selected as one of the 'World's Best Sites' and awarded it 3 stars.

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Featured in the Evening Herald's 'Arts Report' (December 20th, 1999) - "Cluas is a unique, Irish-based site that brings together punters' reviews of films, concerts and anything else that takes their fancy... is also launching a monthly series of gigs featuring unsigned Irish bands... Cluas provides a resource for information on local bands and the chance to download MP3 versions of (new unsigned bands) songs".

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Featured in the 'Net Results' section of Ireland's premier business weekly 'Business & Finance' (July 22-28, '99) - "Cluas is a new on-line music magazine with a lot of promise".
In the article 'Internet Cherishes Community Values' (Sep 2-9, '99) Cluas was cited by John O'Connor (Andersen Consulting) as a "good-example of a community building website".

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Selected as one of the web's top leisure sites in the Nov '00 issue of "Get Connected" (the Irish Indo's consumer technology magazine): "Cluas has been winning awards and plaudits aplenty in recent times and is certainly worth checking out if you're interested in music or cinema. It also features one of the liveliest discussion forums that we've seen in a long time".
Also featured in the news section of the Oct. '99 issue of "Get Connected": "CLUAS is an independent Irish on-line magazine, which keeps an eye on the entertainment scene in Ireland, and an excellent one at that".

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Selected by Ireland's largest ISP 'Ireland On-Line' as one of the country's top ten websites for the month of July '99. logo

Featured in prominent Irish Internet magazine's 'Best of Web' section, September '99 (and accompanying CD ROM!). "Don't look here for sanitised reportage from the composed atmosphere of the press box. Music reports are filed direct from the heaving, sweating crowds; film critiques are transmitted from the lines of popcorn-munching cinema-goers. CLUAS is the magazine and it has its finger firmly on the pulse of life and culture in Ireland by drawing its writers from the country's eager constituency of music lovers and film enthusiasts."

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Selected as a 'Top Ten Irish Site' in the March 2000 issue of PC Live (Ireland's No. 1 PC and internet magazine)
CLUAS was the focus of the 'Me and my website' feature in the June 2001 edition of PC Live magazine. logo

Selected as a "Recommended Local Ireland" website. "A very cool and fresh website with sound design and good graphics. Cluas provides high quality information on what is going on in the entertainment scene around Ireland" (click here for the relevant page on
Chosen as's 'Site of the Week' (June 9-16th 2000).

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Awarded three Shamrocks by Eircom's (now defunct) 'DORAS' directory of Irish websites. "Cluas has a good range of high quality and entertaining articles. The design is good and the colours are very attractive. A good site that is going to get better with time."