Kilrush and District Historical Society lecture Tuesday 25 September 2018

The Kilrush and District Historical Society's 2018/2019 monthly lecture series, held on the last Tuesday of each month, commences at the Teach Ceoil on Grace Street at 8 p.m. on Tuesday 25 September with a talk on The West Clare Photographs in the Lawrence Collection by Elizabeth Kirwan of the National Library of Ireland (NLI).The NLI houses the world's largest collection of photographs relating to Ireland, including the Lawrence Photographic Collection.  The Lawrence Collection photographs are amongst the more popular of the 5.2 million photographs in the NLI photographic collections.  The Lawrence Collection is primarily a topographic collection, consisting of…


Clare Roots Society GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) policy published

You may be aware that new data protection regulations known as GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) will come into effect across all 28 member states in the European Union on 25 May 2018.  This e-mail is to advise the Clare Roots Society membership of our data protection policy that is now published on the Clare Roots Society website at The policy statement will help you understand what information we collect and why we collect it.This is our commitment to safeguard your data and protect your privacy. The Clare Roots data protection policy states five GDPR Principles in clear, simple language…


Planning a visit to Clare - a vade mecum

Genealogists visiting Clare might like to browse the Check-list and Tips for Family Historians Intending to Visit Clare in the Clare County Library "Clare Past" forum. Apart from Clare research tips it lists some important points that one might like to take into account when planning the trip. It's a forum thread so the indigenous and experienced Clare genealonauts are welcome to add suggestions and/or corrections.


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 had over 390 members by November 2017. 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 will be put on the CRS Mailing List as an 'Associate Member' so that they are kept advised of Society events and projects.

International 'Associate Members" will be exempt form the annual Society subscription fee until they become resident in Ireland.  Residents of Ireland who can participate in the Societies meetings and activities become 'Members" of CRS thorugh payment of the annual subscription.



For the convenience of Irish resident's, membership fees can be submitted on-line via PayPal by clicking on the button below.

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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