Monday, 29 July 2013
Friday, 26 July 2013
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Thursday, 18 July 2013
In 1942 Clare County Council gave a grant to clear bushes in Kilranaghan Graveyard near Ruan. The graveyard – which is also known as Ranaghan, and The Coille - was the burial place for many who died during the Great Famine, as well as others. In the recording below, the late Michael and Mary Considine of Moyrhee Commons talk to Paddy Casey about the work carried out there and the re-interment of the Famine victims. Transcription of the headstones in Kilranaghan and Old Ruan Graveyards has recently been carried out and published by Frances O’Halloran and Linda Hogan.
Friday, 12 July 2013
Clare GenMaps - mapping surnames, monuments and places in County Clare with Bing, Open Street Map, ESRI and the 1842 Ordnance Survey maps of Clare.
The new Clare GenMaps are now available on the library website at http://www.clarelibrary.ie, and the new interactive heatmaps are directly linked to the thousands of pages on the library website dealing with the archaeology, history, genealogy and administrative divisions of County Clare. There is a helpful video guide to the surnames element included also.
People have been heading to Lisdoonvarna in September in search of romance and dancing for many years and it’s now Europe’s biggest matchmaking festival. The festival has changed and developed over the years, and this year includes The Outing a gay and lesbian matchmaking weekend. Michael John Glynne photographed the festivities over many years. A selection of his photos of Lisdoonvarna, taken 50 years ago, is now available on Foto: Clare County Library’s online photographs. More photographs will be added over the coming weeks.