1916-2016 commemoration events in Kilrush on Sunday and Wednesday

Dear KDHS members The West Clare 1916-2016 Commemoration Steering Group cordially invites you to two events in the coming week: - the unveiling of the 1916 legacy sculpture "Óró, 'sé do bheatha 'bhaile" (by renowned West Clare sculptor Paddy Murray) at Kilrush Millennium Park, Lower Frances Street, at 3p.m. on Sunday next 4 December 2016; and - the opening of the 1916 Easter Rising Exhibition and launch of the "National Monuments of Clare" publication in Kilrush Library, at 8p.m. on Wednesday next, 7 December 2016. Kilrush & District Historical Society's upcoming events also include our annual Christmas social in Kellys…


Clare Roots Society search for a new secretary

The Clare Roots Society Secretary has retired from the position and a replacement is being sought. If anyone wishes to volunteer please contact the Chairman at . The candidate would have to be locally based. The position offers an opportunity to make widespread local and international genealogical contacts and be at the centre of a unique Irish genealogical project.




The Clare Roots Society, brainchild of Ennis man Larry Brennan, was formed in April 2006 as an amateur family history, genealogy and heritage group in County Clare. The Society meets once a month in Ennis, and now has well over 100 members. Anyone with an interest in tracing their family tree is welcome to join. Some members are experienced genealogists while others are novices in the field. In addition to local members, we have some 'virtual' members who live overseas but who follow our genealogy activities via email, and dream that they are in County Clare*. Many of these overseas members participate heavily in Society transcription projects. Activities of the Clare Roots Society are advertised in the local press and in the Ennis Cathedral bulletin. The society works in partnership with Clare County Library in order to add to the wonderful fund of genealogy information already available on its website www.clarelibrary.ie

* Individuals who live abroad and wish to participate in the Society's projects (e.g. transcription projects) can become members by sending their names, addresses and email addresses to the Secretary. Their names will then be put on the mailing list so that they are kept advised of Society events and projects. Until or unless they become resident in Ireland they will be exempt from the annual Society subscription. An annual subscription fee is levied on members who are resident in Ireland and thus able to participate in the Society's activities in person.

Donations: some people who have been delighted with the assistance they have received from CRS members have asked to be able to donate to the Society. They can now do so via PayPal by clicking on the Donate button below. Donations to the Society allow us to finance, for example, projects, equipment, speakers' honoraria and expenses, and the acquisition of data collections.





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