Monday, 1 April 2013


Tomorrow starts the beginning of what we hope will be a very successful event, the second Clare Roots Family History Conference. We have people travelling from all over the world and we have a wonderful line up of speakers on Saturday in the Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis.
On Wednesday tune into the Pat Kenny show to hear Peter Higginbotham and also John Cooke on the  Morning Focus programme  Clare FM will hopefully host interviews with some of our speakers during the week.
There are still a few places left on the tours.
Meet five minutes before the tour time at the entrance to the Library building on Harmony Row.
If you are visiting for the day on Saturday do look for Long stay Parking. If the Temple Gate Hotel is full, options Include Glor car park, Multi storey car park in the market and Holy family school beside the Old Ground Hotel. (all within a 5 minute walk).
Brief Synopsis of the Week below.
Tuesday 2nd April
Two films by Frank Golden and Frank Stapleton in the Old Ground at 7.30 pm.
Wednesday 3rd April
4 pm Local Studies tour. Book via
5 pm Guided tour of refurbished Abbey. Book via
6.30 Lecture by Tim Collins on the Music of the Slieve Aughty region in the Old Ground hotel
7.45 Book launch by Gerry Kennedy and  Flyleaf press on Tracing your Clare Ancestors
Thursday 4th April
4 pm Local Studies Tour .Book via
5.30 Lecture with Liam Curran on the Irish Soldier in the First World War
7.30 Bindon Street book launch of Eric Shaw’s book Memorials of Past Lives in St Columba’s Church, Bindon Street
Friday 5th April
3 pm Local Studies tour. Book via
4-6 registration in the Temple Gate Hotel
4-6 Meet the Genealogist in the Temple Gate Hotel
6.30 Welcome reception and Official opening by the Mayor of Clare and lecture by Michael Gandy.
Saturday  6th April
Registration from 9 a.m. with lectures starting at 10 am.  
Lunch 1-2
Michael Gandy will be the final speaker of the day at 4 p.m.
Gala Dinner at 7.30 .
It promises to be a wonderful few days and already people have started their overseas journey to join us in Clare.
If you are attending and have not yet booked on, you can register on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning  but it would be helpful if you could send  an email to me just to facilitate a quicker registration process.
We plan to audio record conference for all our oversea members and that hopefully will be available in the weeks after.
Best wishes
Clara Hoyne
Clare Roots Secretary

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