Tuesday, 6 March 2018



Clare Roots Society Meeting
Old Ground Hotel (McGuire Room)
8 pm, 15th March 2018

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. 

Advanced Notice of April 2018 Meeting

Clare Roots Society Meeting
Old Ground Hotel
8 pm Thursday 19th April

 How THE ESB brought electricity to everyone,
Presented By Brian McMahon
Manager of ESB Archives

The talk will be on how ESB brought electricity to everyone, everywhere in Ireland through the pioneering Shannon Scheme of the 1920s/30s and later in the 1940s to 1960s with the Rural Electrification Scheme. It will feature Ennis and its surrounding areas.
The talk will be accompanied by a selection of stunning photographs and video clips.
Brian McMahon is manager at ESB Archives, Dublin and has worked with ESB for 39 years.

Larry Parks
Clare Roots Society

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