Clare Roots Society next meeting Thursday 18th October 2018

Lecture by Lucille Ellis RMS Leinster 1918-2018 - Clare’s Connection Thursday 18th October 8 pm Old Ground Hotel The tragic sinking of the Royal Mail Steamer “RMS Leinster” by a German torpedo weeks before the end of The Great War,  when 567 people lost their lives including 11 people with Clare connection. The story was quickly forgotten. Contemporary  Newspapers had moved on to the next story within a week, and political and social changes in Ireland in the following years did not encourage discussion of Ireland’s role in the war. This was the greatest maritime tragedy in the Irish Sea. The people with…

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Clare Archaeological and Historical Society Autumn/Winter lecture series 2018/2019

Details below of the Autumn/Winter lecture series. We hope these talks will be of interest. Tuesday 9th October 2018Dick Cronin: ‘Dysert O’Dea’700 years on from the Battle of Dysert O’ Dea - the impact of the event on the history and culture of Clare. Wednesday 14th November 2018 (please note that the November lecture takes place on a Wednesday evening, not the usual Tuesday evening)Michelle Comber: ‘Excavations at Caherconnell Cashel’The importance of the past – an overview of excavation results to date, highlighting the changing role of heritage and identity over the course of a millenium. Tuesday 12th February 2018Ros…

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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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Details below of the Autumn/Winter lecture series. We hope these talks will be of interest.


Tuesday 9th October 2018
Dick Cronin: ‘Dysert O’Dea’
700 years on from the Battle of Dysert O’ Dea - the impact of the event on the history and culture of Clare.


Wednesday 14th November 2018 (please note that the November lecture takes place on a Wednesday evening, not the usual Tuesday evening)
Michelle Comber: ‘Excavations at Caherconnell Cashel’
The importance of the past – an overview of excavation results to date, highlighting the changing role of heritage and identity over the course of a millenium.


Tuesday 12th February 2018
Ros Ó Maoldúin: ‘A Tale of two Burren Hills’
Archaeology, myth and folklore on Roughan and Knockloon.


Tuesday 12th March 2018
Christy Cuniffe: ‘Burials and Funerary Monuments’
With a focus on their religious and secular symbolism.
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Lectures take place in the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, at 8.00 pm. Lectures are free to members, €5 for non-members. Annual membership fee is €15.
New members are always welcome. Hope you can join us!
Enquiries to Frances O'Gorman ( Tel 087 2262259)