Sunday, 11 May 2014


The Kilrush & District Historical Society May lecture will take place on Tuesday, 27 May, at 8p.m. in the Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush.

Katrina Pilkington Vincent, all the way from Australia, will talk about "200 years of Pilkingtons in Clare and Australia from Family Letters and Diaries". Katrina has recently contributed to a Clare Roots Society publication on "Waterpark House, Drumbiggle, Ennis, County Clare: From the Big House to Council Chamber", due to be launched in early May to mark the abolition of Ennis Town Council. In the 19th century, the Pilkington family divided their time between Waterpark and Kiltrellig, and the family archive contains fascinating first hand accounts of life in Kilbaha up to a century and a half ago.

Admission free for KDHS members, EUR5 for non-members. New members welcome.

This extended Pilkington family group photograph was taken at Kiltrellig in 1871 and includes 3 generations of the family. 

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