Tuesday, 17 January 2012


Courtesy of Clara Hoyne...

John Grenham has some interesting info on Limerick this week. Also a reminder re our meeting this Thursday night with Paul O Brien speaking on The Family Papers of the  Glynn Family, Kilrush. This will be held in the Ennis Civic Offices, Drumbiggle at 8pm.
Also on Thursday night on TG4 Manchán Magan tells the extraordinary stories of our houses and who lived in them before us.  Next Thursday 19th January at 10pm programme 2 MOUNT VERNON (just outside Kinvara Co. Clare) will be broadcast:
"Cé a Chónaigh i mo Theachsa?" - Episode 2 - MOUNT VERNON
TX: TG4 10 pm Thurs 19th Jan 2012
 Mount Vernon has battled the elements of the Atlantic Ocean on the ragged shores of the Burren in Co. Clare since 1788.  It was built by Colonel Persse a friend of the first president of the United States, George Washington.  Persse's grand nephew, Ireland's greatest art collector, Hugh Lane, bought the house in 1880.  When the Lusitania was torpedoed and sank in 1915, Lane was on board and sank with the ship and his latest collection of Monet, Ruben and Rembrandt paintings. The house was passed onto Lane's aunt, Lady Augusta Gregory, one of the most pivotal figures in the Irish cultural renaissance.  It was in Mount Vernon, Manchán will discover, that she entertained WB Yeats, George Russell, Sean O'Casey, JM Synge and George Bernard Shaw and he'll find out why Yeat's dedicated his famous poem to Gregory's nephew.
And from the  Old Kilfarboy Society Miltown Malbay 

A table quiz will take place on Friday 20th January in Lynch's (Friel's) Bar, Miltown Malbay, in support of Oidhreacht an Chláir.
It will commence at 9.00pm; tables of three, Quizmaster Michael Gray.
All are welcome
Kind Regards

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