The West Clare Railway (WCR) originally operated in County Clare, Ireland between 1887 and 1961, and has partially re-opened. This 3 ft (914 mm) gauge ... read more...
Tuesday 26th February
6 pm Kilrush Library, Pound Street, Kilrush Co Clare
Kilrush has been selected as the host location for the main 2013 National Famine Commemoration which will take place on Sunday 12th May 2013. As part of the many commemorations and events that will place between now and the 12th May, the "Famine in Clare" Exhibition will be displayed in Kilrush Library.
The "Famine in Clare Exhibition" concentrates upon the famine in Clare (1845/52). The exhibition explores each Poor Law Union, its electoral divisions and workhouses. Reports are included from those such as English Poor Law Commissioners and Relieving Officers, the Board of Guardians and Poor Law Inspectors. Lists of names of those who died in the Kilrush and Ennistymon Workhouses will be displayed.
Followed at 7.30p.m.
In Teach Ceoil Grace Street Kilrush Co Clare
By The story of the West Clare Railway by Jackie Whelan
The West Clare Railway (WCR) originally operated in County Clare, Ireland between 1887 and 1961, and has partially re-opened. This 3 ft (914 mm) gauge narrow gauge railway ran from the county town of Ennis, via numerous stopping-points along the West Clare coast to two termini, at Kilrush and Kilkee (the routes diverging at Moyasta Junction).
The West Clare Railway has had a fascinating history... here a few links for your enjoyment.