"Mary McNamara, Eileen O'Brien, Andrew McNamara, and Geraldine Cotter performing at the last concert of the Riches of Clare 2015 series on August 10, 2015 at the Feakle Festival (02)." Posted on Youtube on the 16th of August 2015 by Niamhaines.
Thursday, 27 August 2015
County Clare's Martin Hayes with Dennis Cahill playing The Mountain Lark, Tom Doherty's Reel, P. Joe's Reel, The Obama Reel and O'Carolan's Farewell To Music on NPR Radio's Tiny Desk Concert. Posted on Youtube on the 1st of July 2015 by An Opt-Out google+page.
"Quer fazer intercâmbio na Irlanda? Então viaje pela WICE e conheça um mundo de oportunidades para você Viajar, Estudar e Trabalhar! No video de hoje, acompanhe uma das nossas excursões de final de semana. Destino: Galway & Cliffs of Moher." Posted on Youtube on the 10th of August 2015 by WICE Intercâmbio.
"Quin Abbey is a ruined Franciscan abbey or friary in Quin, roughly 9 miles from Ennis, County Clare... The abbey had a turbulent history, with the friars driven off or killed numerous times. Officially suppressed in 1541, the abbey continued to be inhabited by a small number of friars until 1820. Today, Quin Abbey is a National Monument." Posted on Youtube on the 19th of August 2015 by pat liddy.
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
The McMahon Archival Collection was donated to the National Archives in the 1970s through the Business Records Survey by Dermot McMahon of Sherry Fitzgerald McMahon, O’Connell Square, Ennis. The collection was subsequently re-accessioned by Clare County Council’s Archives Service in 2010.
The collection had been stored, before its acquisition by the National Archives, in the basement of offices in the three-storey building in the centre of Ennis where Michael McMahon (Dermot McMahon’s grandfather) operated an auctioneering and estate agency business from the late 1800s.
The exhibition runs until 25th September and admission is free
Pictured above are Clare County Archivist, Rene Franklin and Dermot McMahon of Sherry Fitzgerald McMahon in Ennis who were in attendance at the launch of the McMahon Archival Collection exhibition at Clare Museum.
From here the children were ready for their first dig. Nora explained that any archaeological dig requires a licence so all the paperwork had to be filled in first. The children then worked in teams with various pieces of equipment to retrieve any objects and put them in the Finds Tray. The idea is to work slowly so that you things won’t be missed. When all the objects were found the children then had to fill in the description of the objects on the Artefact Record Sheet. Children experienced the thrill of discovery in a mock up archaeological dig under the supervision of a professional archaeologist. This was a free event and was enjoyed by all!
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Monday, 17 August 2015
"A very brief taste of some sessions, recitals, sean nos and set dancing, poems and craic from the 43rd Willie Clancy Festival in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, in July 2015." Posted on Youtube on the 11th of August 2015 by Rionmoles.
"July 18th 2015 - After pilgrimages to Scattery Island (2013) and Clonmacnoise (2014), Mungret Heritage complete a trilogy of voyages with a trip to Inis Cealtra on Lough Derg." Posted on Youtube on the 30th of July 2015 by Ross O Donoghue.
Friday, 14 August 2015
August 14th – September 3rd 2015.
This photographic exhibition of over 80 images takes a nostalgic look at times past, recording the streetscapes and daily comings and goings of three North Clare areas - the market town of Ennistymon and the coastal villages of Lahinch and Liscannor - recalling many long forgotten businesses and crafts. The photographs date from the early to mid-years of the 20th century and capture a bygone age.
Vanishing Heritage exhibition in 2013 many unusual photos were donated by people both from the locality and from the UK. For example, a photo album of Lahinch was bought at auction by a Connemara man and donated to the society, while a box of photos found during a house clearance in Ennistymon was also donated. All the photos have been donated to Clare County Library for inclusion on Foto, its online images of Clare collection.
The exhibition will be launched on Friday August 14th at 8pm in The Courthouse Gallery by Ennistymon native Johann O’Dwyer to which all are cordially invited. The exhibition will run until 3rd September 2015. Opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 12 – 5pm.
The exhibition was curated by Kathryn Comber, Frances Madigan, Maureen Comber and Anthony Edwards. The Old Ennistymon Society is the voluntary organisation responsible for the preservation of Ennistymon Courthouse and its development into the arts complex “The Courthouse Studios and Gallery”.
The feature was written by Lucille Ellis, author of the recently-published book on the street ‘Bindon Street and Bank Place’.
The article is illustrated by some wonderful photographs of the Georgian houses on the street. There are many other buildings in Ennis featured in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage Collection of photographs on Clare County Library's website
See http://foto.clarelibrary.ie/fotoweb/ for over 26,000 images of County Clare. Photo above shows detail of the railing outside a house on Bindon Street, Ennis.
Friday, 7 August 2015
Riches of Clare Concert June 24, 2015 - Seanie McGrath, Kieran Kissane, Kieran Hehir, and John Maloney
Riches of Clare Concert June 10, 2015 - John Kelly, Sheila Garry, Aiobheann Murphy, and Brian Mooney
"On the road to Killarney on the by-ways of the Emerald Isle. Donkey carts and Irish peasants on roads. In streets of town. TOWN CRIERS ARE STILL THE NEWSPAPERS in rural Ireland. ON PRIMITIVE INISHORE IN GALWAY WHERE GAELIC IS STILL NATIVE TONGUE. Irish peasants dance gig. Aged man looks over gate, feet dancing, dancing men and girls. KATIE LADEN OF LISCANOR SAYS HER PIECE, child speaking." Posted on Youtube on the 21st of July 2015 by British Movietone.
Children who have already joined are enjoying taking part, are entertained by the varied book selection, are reading more than ever before and exploring different types of books.
Children’s author Julia Donaldson champions the Summer Reading Adventure; “The Summer Reading Challenge brings together two of my favourite things – reading and libraries. It's free, it's a fun thing to do in the summer holidays and it's going to create lots of life-long readers.”
Those already taking part are helping us to promote the best books as the wall display (pictured above) of reviews for children by children in Shannon Library shows.