Lecture: Easter Rising of 1916, its impact in County Clare (Friday 4-Dec-2015, 7pm, Kilrush)

Friday, 4th December 2015 1916 Lecture Series Kilrush Public Library at 7pm The lectures/workshops will explore the Easter Rising of 1916, its impact in County Clare, the key people involved from the county and a focus on how the event has been remembered and commemorated over the last 100 years in the county. Importantly, the lecturer will afford the public a chance to contribute their inherited stories of 1916. The lecturer, Dr. Tomás Mac Conmara, is an oral historian who has been documenting memory and tradition relating to Irish revolutionary period across the country for over ten years. He has…


Book launch: "Ballynacally/Lissycasey - The Parish and its People" by Mary Hester, Community Centre Ballynacally, 3rd December 2015, 8.00 p.m.

On Thursday 3rd December the book "Ballynacally / Lissycasey "The Parish and its People" by Mary Hester will be launched at the community centre Ballynacally at 8.00 p.m.


Clare Roots Society book launch 26th November 2015 8pm

The first book ever on Ennis Cathedral (1828-2015) researched and compiled by John Bradley in association with Clare Roots Society will be launched at the Parish Centre Thursday 26th November 8pm. Bishop Walsh will formally launch the book. All are welcome.


Kilrush & District Historical Society's November lecture, 24-Nov-2015,

Kilrush & District Historical Society's November lecture, on Tuesday 24 November 2015, entitled "Aspects of sport and social life in nineteenth century Clare", will be given by Clare historian, Dr Joe Power. Joe Power is from Clarecastle and works as a history and geography teacher in Kilrush Community School. Joe has published extensively on the history of Clare, including his recent (2015) study of 'Clare and the Great War'.


World genealogy experts confirmed for Third International Family History Conference in Clare in 2016

The third International family history conference “Diaspora of the Wild Atlantic Way” will take place in Ennis on the Friday 23rd to Saturday 24th September 2016. Hosted by the Clare Roots Society, who are celebrating their 10th year in 2016, the keynote speaker will be renowned author and genealogy blogger Dick Eastman from the USA, who is making his first trip to Ireland. Dick is the author of Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter which is published daily. He has been involved in genealogy for over 30 years Another significant speaker will be the famous Scottish genealogist and author of over 30…




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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