Friday, 31 January 2014
Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill playing in Christchurch Cathedral during the Temple Bar TradFest 2013. Posted on Youtube on the 24th of January 2014 by TradIrishForums.
A list of soldiers from the Kilrush and North Clare areas can be viewed on Clare County Library’s website. There are also stories of individuals from Clare who took part in the Great War, e.g. Peter Vaughan from Moy and the Connoles and Hallorans from Ennistymon.
Tim Dennehy composed this for the passing of his friend Martin (Junior) Crehan. Lyrics and Vocals: Tim Dennehy; Flute Tommy Keane. 'My heart is heavy, my eyes teared, Since you have slipped into a quiet sleep', Monday August 1998. From the album 'Old Boots and Flying Sandals." Posted on Youtube on the 25th of September 2013 by HEADSUPBERKELEY.
"The event, raced over five days in County Clare last September, was the biggest and most successful in the 28 year history of international women's bike racing in Ireland featuring riders from 13 countries representing teams from ten different nations. Four current national champions rode the race which also included several riders honing their fitness ahead of the world road race championships in Tuscany. The race was comprised of six separate stages over five days including four road stages, a circuit race and a team time trial. The riders raced on some of the most scenic roads in Munster in a series of epic encounters with the destination of the final pink leader's jersey in doubt right to the end of the final stage." Posted on Youtube on the 23rd of January 2014 by west wind.
"Bunratty Castle & Folk Park is one of Ireland's premier visitor attractions. Explore Ireland's most complete & authentic 15th Century fortress and imagine living here 600 years ago. Within the grounds of Bunratty Castle is Bunratty Folk Park where 19th Century life is vividly recreated." Posted on Youtube on the 27th of January 2014 by VisitorFlix.
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The King’s Speech
The Girl who Played with Fire
The Social Network
Friday, 24 January 2014
"The Clew Bay Critters perform Neil Young's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" in Bunratty Castle, County Clare, at the Shannonside Winter Music Weekend ,January 2014". Posted on Youtube on the 20th of January 2014 by Hugh Carty.
Josephine Marsh from County Clare on accordion, with Mick Kinsella (originally from Tullow, Co Carlow and now living in West Clare) & Jean Sabot from Brittany on chromatic harmonica. Posted on Youtube on the 1st of September 2013 by harmandor22.
"Recorded Thursday 5th December 2013 during the 'Music for Maggie' concert for Maggie Boyle who is battling cancer at this difficult time." Jacqueline McCarthy was born in London in 1957. Her parents had emigrated to England in the early 1950s. She grew up to traditional music, her father Tommy McCarthy being a piper and concertina player from Kilmihil, County Clare. She played with all the legendary players from Ireland who were living in London. Musicians like Máirtín Byrnes, Raymond Roland, Roger Sherlock, Danny Meehan, Paddy Taylor and Bobby Casey were all part of a thriving music scene that Jacqueline experienced first hand. She also recalls meeting John Kelly and Willie Clancy during frequent visits to Ireland. More info... Posted on Youtube on the 16th of December 2013 by banjo234.
"An ode to the great little town of Kilbaha, County Clare. My wife and I vacationed there in June of 2010. A very beautiful, quiet, out of the way place on the Shannon Estuary. Where the river Shannon meets the sea, on the southern edge of Loop Head peninsula. We cannot wait to return. The best vacation of our lives. The property featured is available to let. This video is not intended to advertise that cottage, but more to promote the wild beauty, and warm welcoming culture of the residents of Kilbaha and the other small towns on Loop Head. Backing Music was recorded live at the John Kelly Memorial Concert, 2010. Pat Good and Liam Kennedy are the players." Posted on Youtube on the 4th of July 2010 by broons brain.
The Geological Heritage of Clare: An audit of County Geological Sites in Clare.
Stone, Water and Ice: The Geology of the Burren Region, Co. Clare, Ireland.
The Burren: Geology of the Burren.
"Science and logic have provided us with explanations for many things, but there remains at the core of human beings a love of and a need for mystery, magic and myth. This video explores the nature of belief and traditional storytelling in rural Ireland through the eyes of the inhabitants of Feakle, County Clare, a town still feeling the lingering influence of their famous 'wise-woman', Biddy Early (1798-1874). This video was produced by Patrick Gormley, Fionnuala Holohan, Andy Nally and Sarah Reilly." Posted on Youtube on the 22nd of January 2013 by Fionnuala Holohan.
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849
Deaths and Staff in Kilrush and Ennistymon Workhouses 1850-51
Reports and Returns Relating to Evictions in the Kilrush Union (1847-1849)
The Famine in Clare from The Illustrated London News, 1849-50
Monday, 20 January 2014
Friday, 17 January 2014
Seán Tyrell, Paul Dooley, and Fergus Feeley play ‘Carolan’s Draught’ & ‘Lost and Found’ in Ballyvaughan
Christy Barry, Terry Bingham, Kevin Griffin and Eoin O'Neill play the 'Holy Well' and other reels in Lisdoonvarna
Thursday, 16 January 2014
Two CDs originally released in the 1970s, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Simon & Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits, also featured on the top ten list. Taylor Swift’s Red, the fastest selling album in over a decade, was the tenth most popular CD borrowed from the library in 2013.
The Top 10:
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
Century: a Celebration of 100 years by The Kilfenora Céilí Band
Around the Hills of Clare: Songs and a Recitation from the Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie Collection
Ceremonials by Florence and the Machine
Born to Sing: No Plan B by Van Morrison
Love This Giant by David Byrne and St. Vincent
Rhythm and Repose by Glen Hansard
Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits
Chapter Eight by The Kilfenora Céilí Band
Red by Taylor Swift