Friday, 9 November 2012


Scattery Island & the Vandeluers of Kilrush

The November talk organised by Clare Roots Society will be given by Senan Scanlan. 
Senan was born on Scattery Island and has written a book about life on the island called "Inhabitants of Scattery Island". He has also written a book about the Vandeleurs of Kilrush. In addition he has transcribed memorial inscriptions from over fifty graveyards in west Clare.

Senan will talk about the inhabitants of Scattery Island from the earliest recorded times and will concentrate on the period from the 1800s until the island was deserted in the 1970s. The talk will cover the soldiers, sailors, pilots, school teachers, farmers and lighthouse keepers that occupied the island during this period.

Senan will also talk about the Vandeleurs of Kilrush and their influence in developing the town and its harbours, mainly covering the 100 year period from 1800 to 1900.

The presentation will be held in the Civic Rooms at 8 pm on Thursday, 15 November 2012. All are welcome. There will be a cover charge of €5 for non-members.

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