Kilrush and District Historical Society lecture Tuesday 25 September 2018

The Kilrush and District Historical Society's 2018/2019 monthly lecture series, held on the last Tuesday of each month, commences at the Teach Ceoil on Grace Street at 8 p.m. on Tuesday 25 September with a talk on The West Clare Photographs in the Lawrence Collection by Elizabeth Kirwan of the National Library of Ireland (NLI).The NLI houses the world's largest collection of photographs relating to Ireland, including the Lawrence Photographic Collection.  The Lawrence Collection photographs are amongst the more popular of the 5.2 million photographs in the NLI photographic collections.  The Lawrence Collection is primarily a topographic collection, consisting of…

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Clare Roots Society GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) policy published

You may be aware that new data protection regulations known as GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) will come into effect across all 28 member states in the European Union on 25 May 2018.  This e-mail is to advise the Clare Roots Society membership of our data protection policy that is now published on the Clare Roots Society website at clareroots.org. The policy statement will help you understand what information we collect and why we collect it.This is our commitment to safeguard your data and protect your privacy. The Clare Roots data protection policy states five GDPR Principles in clear, simple language…

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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.

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The Kilrush and District Historical Society's 2018/2019 monthly lecture series, held on the last Tuesday of each month, commences at the Teach Ceoil on Grace Street at 8 p.m. on Tuesday 25 September with a talk on The West Clare Photographs in the Lawrence Collection by Elizabeth Kirwan of the National Library of Ireland (NLI).

The NLI houses the world's largest collection of photographs relating to Ireland, including the Lawrence Photographic Collection.  The Lawrence Collection photographs are amongst the more popular of the 5.2 million photographs in the NLI photographic collections.  The Lawrence Collection is primarily a topographic collection, consisting of around
40,000 glass plate negatives generated between circa 1870-1916 for commercial purposes by the Lawrence Photographic Studio in Dublin.  The images capture scenes of that period throughout Ireland.  The bulk of the outdoor images were taken by Robert French, William Lawrence's chief photographer.

Elizabeth Kirwan's presentation will focus on the many Lawrence photographs of Kilrush and the surrounding district.  The lecture will present the story of the collection and feature high resolution, detailed images of life in west Clare during the period 1870-1916.
Elizabeth will also discuss recent questions about the authorship of the
1888 Vandeleur eviction photographs, attributed by the NLI to William Lawrence's chief photographer, Robert French.

Elizabeth Kirwan has worked at the National Library of Ireland since 1984, managing a wide range of collection areas, including Prints and Drawings, Manuscript and Early Printed maps.  Since 2010, she has managed the National Photographic Archive, and since 2017 also the Conservation Section.  To date, Elizabeth has organised more than 20 high profile NLI exhibitions, and is a well known speaker on the NLI collections.  She is an expert on the Lawrence Collection.

KDHS lectures are free to members, EUR5 for non-members.  New members are welcome.  The annual membership fee (July-June) is EUR20.

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KDHS members may also be interested in two events coming up in Ennis this Thursday evening, 20 September.

At 6:30pm in the De Valera Library, a book entitled "Welsh Óg: A Clare Storyteller", edited by Patricia Lysaght, will be launched.  The book includes three long tales told by Welsh Óg (Michael Walsh/Micheál Breathnach of Carrowmore North, near Doonbeg).  The tales now appearing in print were collected by the Irish Folklore Commission in June 1943.
Patricia Lysaght's comprehensive introduction includes a detailed account of Michael Walsh's background and of the activities of the Irish Folklore Commission in West Clare around that time.  For more details, see attached PDF file.

At 8:00pm in the Old Ground Hotel, the Clare Roots Society hosts an Open Evening for new members, where the themes will be Meet the Genealogist and Preservation of old Clare memorabilia.

Our own next lecture on Tuesday 30 October will be given by our very own Brian Comerford on Brendan Bracken, Winston Churchill's right hand man (and his Kilrush connections).

Paddy Waldron
PRO, KDHS.

You may be aware that new data protection regulations known as GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) will come into effect across all 28 member states in the European Union on 25 May 2018. 

This e-mail is to advise the Clare Roots Society membership of our data protection policy that is now published on the Clare Roots Society website at clareroots.org. The policy statement will help you understand what information we collect and why we collect it.This is our commitment to safeguard your data and protect your privacy.

The Clare Roots data protection policy states five GDPR Principles in clear, simple language

> Personal data collected is limited to Name, Home Address, Land-line & Mobile Telephone No's and E-mail Address

> Use of Personal data is for notification of Meetings and passing on genealogy information to members

> Personal information will not be disclosed to 3rd Parties, nor do we engage in Sales and Marketing

> Data storage is encrypted and stored electronically

> Members are entitled to a copy of their personal data held by CRS and can request CRS to make changes as necessary.

 Members may also request to 'unsubscribe' and have their personal data removed from the CRS Mailing List.

Should you have any questions, please direct them to the Secretary, Clare Roots Society at e-mail address:

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.