Kilrush and District Historical Society August-September 2017 events

Dear KDHS members and friendsKilrush and District Historical Society has organised two free events as part of National Heritage Week 2017.In Kilbaha on Saturday 19 August, starting at 2pm at the Five Pilots memorial, which stands on the site of the Kilbaha Coast-guard boathouse, there will be a re-enactment of the Fenian rising which took place at the boathouse on Shrove Tuesday 1867, 150 years ago. This will be followed by a walking tour of associated sites in the Kilbaha area. The latest weather forecast is for "a good day on Saturday, with some good sunny spells", very different from…


Getting Started in Genealogy (Tulla, 26-Aug-2017, 10.00-12.00)

The following has just been published in the Clare Heritage Week booklet: Getting Started on Genealogy DATE & TIME: Saturday 26th August 10:00 to 12:00 VENUE: Upstairs Meeting Room, Tulla Courthouse, Main Street, Tulla DETAILS: Getting started with your family history, to include tips on research, organisaton and presentation. COST: Free CONTACT: Tulla Weekend of the Welcomes E: T: (087) 9771385 Website: BOOKING REQUIRED: No SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN: Yes WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: None PARKING: Yes


Talty Coming Home to Clare Event August 20-27, 2017 in Ennistymon

There is a Talty Coming Home to Clare Event August 20-27, 2017 in Ennistymon. A book on the Talty history is also for sale. Details can be found at Diane Blaser* Buffalo, New York, USA * The curator of several databases submitted to the Clare Library. Looking forward to a first visit to Ireland. Father's parents were from Clare. Family names include McGrath, Devitt, Cready/Creedy, Marrinan, Doohan, Talty, Brogan, Mahony, O'Donodhue, Keneally.


Dates of coming Clare Roots Society meetings

Please note that The Maguire Suite, Old Ground Hotel, has been reserved for Clare Roots Society meetings on the following dates which you might like to note in your diaries: 2017 September 21st.; October 19th.; November 16th; 2018 January 18th.; February 15th.; March 15th.; April 19th.; May 17th. Notification of speakers and topics will follow.


Planning a visit to Clare - a vade mecum

Genealogists visiting Clare might like to browse the Check-list and Tips for Family Historians Intending to Visit Clare in the Clare County Library "Clare Past" forum. Apart from Clare research tips it lists some important points that one might like to take into account when planning the trip. It's a forum thread so the indigenous and experienced Clare genealonauts are welcome to add suggestions and/or corrections.




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

* 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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