Wednesday, 24 July 2013

CLARE CHATTER... well worth 'listening' to

CLARE CHATTER... these news snippets are thanks to Clara Hoyne

Clara  Hoyne <>

Charles Lucas and County Clare - talk and exhibition

To mark the centenary of the birth of Charles Lucas, Ennistymon Public Library will host a talk by Sean J. Murphy entitled 'Charles Lucas and County Clare' on Friday 16th August 2013 at 7pm. Sean Murphy is an historian, genealogist and author and has taught Adult Education classes in family history in University College Dublin since 1989. He completed an MA thesis on Charles Lucas's political career in UCD in 1981 and is currently revising an online biography of the Clare-born patriot to mark the 300th anniversary of his birth. Sean, family and friends have holidayed in Clare for many years and he is still picking up details about Lucas's connections with the county. All are welcome and admission is free. In conjunction with the talk, Ennistymon Public Library will host a display on the life and achievements of Charles Lucas during the month of August.
Also There is a Clune family gathering which takes place on the 17th August starting with Mass in Quin at 12.30. They would hope to have someone speak at Quin Abbey , (the original home of the Clunes ), lunch in the Auburn Lodge followed by entertainment.  More may be added later. For further info contact :

THE CENTURY IRELAND project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.

Century Ireland is produced by a team of researchers at Boston College Ireland and the project is funded by the Department of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and hosted by RTE.
ALSO ....
New series of BBC's Who Do You THink You Are  starts tomorrow night.  ( In UK)

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