Kilrush and District Historical Society lecture Tuesday 30th May 2017

Kilrush and District Historical Society's May lecture will be entitled "Are you being served? The rise and fall of domestic service in Kilrush, Co. Clare from 1881 to 1951" and will be given by the Society's chairperson Lisa O'Sullivan. The lecture takes place in the Teach Ceoil on Grace Street at 8p.m. on Tuesday 30 May.The talk will explore the changes in society in Kilrush prior to 1881, which led to the employment of hundreds of domestic servants in the town. Lisa will further examine the later changes which resulted in the disappearance of single servant households by the mid…

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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.

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