KDHS lecture Tuesday 28th March 2017: "Vernacular Architecture in South West Clare"

Dear KDHS members and friends:Having already commemorated the Fenian Uprising on the actual anniversary earlier in the month, there is a change to our advertised calendar next week.Our March lecture will be "Vernacular Architecture in South West Clare" by Dr. Fidelma Mullane.The lecture will outline the historic practices related to vernacular building in Clare as well as a critical analysis of the situation today. In particular, Dr. Mullane will discuss the field work on traditional building practices that she carried out in Kilbaha and on Scattery Island in the 1980s.Dr. Fidelma Mullane is a graduate of NUI Galway where she…


Clare Roots Society next meeting 20th April 2017 in Ennis

Thursday 20th April 2017 8pm Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Co.ClareDr. Paul MacCotter will give a lecture entitled "Irish Surnames with emphasis on some Clare Surnames".Paul MacCotter, MA, Ph.D. teaches genealogy, family history, and medieval history in University College Cork and the University of Limerick, since 1993 he has published widely in the fields of Genealogy, Family History, Medieval History, History of Government and Church History. He has won prestigious research fellowships and published widely in his areas of specialty, He has written three books, has two more in press, and has made forty six contributions to various peer-reviewed journals, academic…




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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