Archive for the 'History and Heritage' Category

Maritime Conference Takes Place In County Clare

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Friday, 05 December 2008 - Academics and maritime experts from throughout have gathered in to attend a weekend conference on Traditional Boats and Currachs.


’s First Conference On Traditional Boats And Currachs

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Monday, 24 November 2008 - The first ever conference on traditional boats and currachs in will take place in on Saturday, 6 December 2008.


SPEECH 150th anniversary of IRB celebrated in Limerick

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

The 150th anniversary of the founding of the Irish Republican Brotherhood was celebrated at the Kemmy Business School in the University of Limerick last evening.

The Opening Address was delivered by Councillor Francis Foley, Leas-Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council (SEE SPEECH BELOW)


Clare Museum Seeks To Return WW1 Victory Medal To Family Of Serviceman

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Wednesday, 12 November 2008 - A man who discovered a World War 1 medal on the grounds of Clarecastle Church in County Clare has enlisted the help of his local museum in tracking down the artefact’s rightful owners.


County Clare’s 700 First World War Casualties To Be Remembered In New Exhibition

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Thursday, 23 October 2008 - Clare Museum has announced that it is to hold an exhibition marking the involvement of over 7,000 Clare men in the First World War.

image of trenching tool, british army, world war one


Developing The Educational Potential Of Clare’s Museum And Heritage Centre Sector

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Wednesday, 15 October 2008 - A strategy for maximising the educational potential of County Clare’s museum and heritage centre sector was launched at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre today.


Community Groups And Individuals Urged To Apply For Heritage Project Funding

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Monday, 13 October 2008 - Minister of State and Clare T.D., Tony Killeen has urged organisations and individuals who wish to carry out projects that conserve or promote the County’s heritage to consider applying for grant aid.


PHOTOCALL Launch of the Clare Heritage Collections Education Strategy

Thursday, October 9th, 2008


Clare Archaeological and Historical Society Launches Autumn/Winter Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

The role played by women in 19th century Clare, the groundbreaking archaeological excavations at Caherconnell Fort and the standing stones of County Clare will be among the subjects explored during a six-month series of lectures at Clare Museum.

Clare Museum pic

Pictured outside Clare County Museum, Ennis to publicise the launch of the Clare Archaeological and Historical Society’s Autumn/Winter Lecture Series 2008/2009 are John Rattigan, Curator, Clare Museum; Graham Hull, TVAS Ltd.; author Terri Shoosmith; and Edel Greene,  Secretary, Clare Archaeological and Historical Society. Pic Ger Leddin

PHOTOCALL Launch of Clare Archaeological and Historical Society lecture series

Friday, September 19th, 2008