The following websites and contacts specifically cover topics of interest to Clare genealogists. Genealogy links which are not specifically related to County Clare, Ireland, are not included as they can be found elsewhere on the Web.

Clare County Library: this is the principal one-stop-shop for Clare genealogy data (baptisms, tithe applotments, Griffith's Valuation, censuses, maps, historical texts, parish histories, etc. etc.etc.). See

Clare Past Forum: a very active forum covering County genealogy, social history and a range of other topics. See

Slieve Aughty website: aims to provide a focus for information and discussion about the Slieve Aughty uplands in Counties Clare and Galway in the west of Ireland. See

Ireland Genealogy Project Archives Clare Section (file manager: Christina Hunt) contains numerous records related to the County (cemeteries, court records, census substitutes, military records, obituaries, newspapers, etc.). See

Cuimhneamh an Chláir (Memories of Clare) is an independent, not-for-profit, community based organisation that aims to record, document, archive and share the memories, experiences, customs, traditions and practices that characterise County Clare. See

Ruan local history group: The group plans to meet every Wednesday night at 8.30 in Morty Kelly’s bar in Ruan during the winter months. The objective of the group is to record all information available on the townlands of Ruan and Dysart.  This information will, in time, be put on exhibition and maybe even make it into print. Call Linda Hogan at 086 8748845 or email her at for further information.

The Western Family History Association has its website at (website launch in the Claregalway Hotel, Claregalway, on Wednesday 24th August 2011 at 7PM).

Home to Clare - Celebrating Clare-New York connections: see

Facebook: Clare Roots Society is on Facebook (just click here).