CRS Zoom Recording from January 2022

“Finding Social History in Church Records” by Fiona Fitzsimons Fiona Fitzsimons is a founder and director of Eneclann, a Trinity College Campus Company, established in 1998, that specialises in history and heritage services. She has also been associated with the Irish research for Who Do You Think You Are?. Fiona…

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Dates of coming Clare Roots Society meetings

Clare Roots Society January meeting due to continuing COVID restrictions will be via Zoom. The link can be sourced from Clare Roots Society Thursday 20th January - Fiona Fitzsimons Thursday 17th February - Jim Herlihy Wednesday 16th March - Kathy Roughan Thursday 21st April - Mary Alice Wildssin Details…

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CRS Zoom Recording from November 2021

“The O'Brien Family of Dromoland” by Colm Liddy   The O’Brien’s of Dromoland were one of three branches of a family which could trace its ancestry back to an ancient king of Ireland and possessed even in this period very considerable estates in Clare. Such qualifications were conducive to a…

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Old Mill Street (Including Cornmarket, Considine’s Terrace and Old Cloughleigh) Book by Gerry Woods

Old Mill Street (Including Cornmarket, Considine’s Terrace and Old Cloughleigh) Book by Gerry Woods. Gerry Wood’s Book in conjunction with Clare Roots Society is to go on sale on Friday next the 10th September. The book is a collection of articles, poetry, sport, maps and photographs. The contents of the book…

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Clooney Graveyard Inscriptions Book by Jane Halloran Ryan

Clooney Graveyard Inscriptions Bookby Jane Halloran Ryan Jane Halloran Ryan’s Book in conjunction with Clare Roots Society is now on sale. The book contains a history of Clooney Graveyard, with almost 200 monuments and over 500 names transcribed with dates going back to the 1700s. It is photographed, transcribed and…

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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 had over 390 members by November 2017. 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

* Individuals will be put on the CRS Mailing List as an 'Associate Member' so that they are kept advised of Society events and projects.

International 'Associate Members" will be exempt from the annual Society subscription fee until they become resident in Ireland.  Residents of Ireland who can participate in the Societies meetings and activities become 'Members" of CRS thorugh payment of the annual subscription.



For the convenience of Irish residents, membership fees can be submitted on-line via PayPal by clicking on the button below.

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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