Monday, 5 February 2018


 8 pm, 15th February 2018
Old Ground Hotel (McGuire Room)

 Topic:  The Industrial School child in Ennis. 1880-1911 
By Jane O'Brien

Jane O'Brien is a native of Ennis-she holds a Masters degree in local History from the University of Limerick and is currently studying for a Ph.D. in History at the National University of Galway. She is the owner and operator of the award -Winning Company Ennis Walking Tours and has been running historical tours of the town for many years.

8 pm, 15th March 2018
Old Ground Hotel (McGuire Room)

Topic:    Broadford Parish, Co. Clare from 1800-1850
'Estate Houses of the area and the lives of ordinary people'
By Pat O'Brien

Pat O'Brien is a local historian who has been studying the history of his native parish of Broadford for many years. Pat studied in NUI Galway and Mary Immaculate Training College qualifying as a teacher for both primary and secondary levels. He is currently working for his wife Caroline in her bookshop in Limerick City. Pat received a Masters in Local History from the University of Limerick and has written articles and lectured on various aspects of local history, including to the UL Masters of Local History course. He is currently working on a book on Broadford Parish during the most eventful period 1800 to 1850 when Broadford had a population of over 8000 people. 

Larry Parks
Clare Roots Society

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