Tuesday, 16 April 2013

CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY : Thursday 18th April

Yesterday marked the 65th anniversary of the tragic crash of the Pan American Clipper, Empress of the Skies, at Shannon Airport. Thirty one people died that day, 10 crew and twenty one passengers, with only one survivor.
The launch of a book by Tony Cassidy, which commemorates the accident, will take  place this Thursday evening, the 18th of April at 6.30 p.m.  in The Ennis Civic Rooms, Drumbiggle.
The book will be available for sale on the night and to overseas members on www.clareroots.org after the event.
This event will be followed at 8.00 p.m. by the April Clare Roots lecture which will  be given by Lucille Ellis from Dublin.  Her talk entitled "The Gallery Family of Ennis And Pre Famine Emigration" will also take place in our usual venue, The Ennis Civic Rooms in Drumbiggle. It will give an account of Lucille's great grandparents who were shop keepers and farmers in Ennis.
All welcome to both events.


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