CLARE COUNTY LIBRARY
Gone are the days when Libraries were places where you dare not utter a word
other than to very quietly ask a librarian for help...
Even then, you were often pointed towards a dusty card index drawer and left to find things yourself.
Today, libraries are vibrant places, full of happy people with very helpful librarians. They are community gathering places, places for exhibitions, for music and all manners of technology.
They are no longer slumbering repositories, but are
vibrant, lively and a pleasure to visit.
County Clare's Library, Ennis
is no exception.
Locals will already know how great it is, but so do many hundreds, nay, thousands,
of researchers across the world who are interested in all things Irish,
especially Irish history /family history/genealogy.
There are thousands of photographs, records of all kinds, digitised and hard copies, all available either online or accessible with the help of the enthusiastic staff who are only too happy to help.
Many of the records have been transcribed by volunteers... wander though the collections and see what you can find..
You can read about the history of the Clare Library here
Be sure to visit the Clare Library blog
It will keep you in touch with all that's happening in Co Clare, as does this blog.