Kilrush and District Historical Society week's events 28-Feb to 5-Mar 2017

Dear KDHS members and friends:Kilrush and District Historical Society is organising a number of events this week.On Shrove Tuesday, 28 February, we have our regular monthly lecture in the Teach Ceoil in Kilrush and on Saturday and Sunday 4 and 5 March in Kilbaha we will mark the 150th anniversary of the Fenian Rising of Shrove Tuesday 5 March 1867, which took place there and elsewhere.-----Kilrush and District Historical Society's February lecture is entitled "Sinn Féin Courts in West Clare 1918-1925" and will be given by Kilkee native and well known West Clare Solicitor Michael Nolan.During the War of Independence,…


Irish Historic Towns Atlas Online: Ennis

Historic maps of Ennis online at (thanks to lenc who flagged this in the Clare Past forum at ).


Clare Roots Society next meeting 16th March 2017 in Ennis

Thursday 16th March 8pm Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Co.ClareLecture by Claire Bradley: “Civil Registers the Game changer: How online access to the civil registers has forever changed Irish genealogy" The General Register Office holds all official records of Irish births, deaths and marriages. The Civil Registration Service plays an important role in the lives of Irish people; it is responsible for helping people to register their children's births, along with marriages, civil partnerships and deaths. The lecture will cover information on: What are the Civil Records What Civil Records are on-line What information are in the Indexes/registers that are on-line…




The Clare Roots Society, brainchild of Ennis man Larry Brennan, was formed in April 2006 as an amateur family history, genealogy and heritage group in County Clare. The Society meets once a month in Ennis, and now has well over 100 members. Anyone with an interest in tracing their family tree is welcome to join. Some members are experienced genealogists while others are novices in the field. In addition to local members, we have some 'virtual' members who live overseas but who follow our genealogy activities via email, and dream that they are in County Clare*. Many of these overseas members participate heavily in Society transcription projects. Activities of the Clare Roots Society are advertised in the local press and in the Ennis Cathedral bulletin. The society works in partnership with Clare County Library in order to add to the wonderful fund of genealogy information already available on its website

* Individuals who live abroad and wish to participate in the Society's projects (e.g. transcription projects) can become members by sending their names, addresses and email addresses to the Secretary. Their names will then be put on the mailing list so that they are kept advised of Society events and projects. Until or unless they become resident in Ireland they will be exempt from the annual Society subscription. An annual subscription fee is levied on members who are resident in Ireland and thus able to participate in the Society's activities in person.

Donations: some people who have been delighted with the assistance they have received from CRS members have asked to be able to donate to the Society. They can now do so via PayPal by clicking on the Donate button below. Donations to the Society allow us to finance, for example, projects, equipment, speakers' honoraria and expenses, and the acquisition of data collections.





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