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Clare Roots Society is seeking assistance with their current project of ‘My People, My Place & My Heritage.’
The programme consists of the collecting of information about your Street or area with regard to Genealogy and the History or memories associated with the area.
To date the association has been involved and published booklets with regard to O’Connell Street & Steel’s Terrace, Ennis.
O’ Connell Street:
We have currently members working on St. Columba’s Church, Abbey Street, Parnell Street, Cusack Road, St. Flannan’s Terrace, Summerhill, and Corrovorrin.
As part of the research with regard to Abbey Street (previously know as Church Street), Parnell Street (previously know as High Street / Mill Street) we require copies of the colored cancellation Books for these areas. To this end we are seeking for some one to copy the pages from these books in the Valuation Office. The cost of the photo’s copies will be paid for by Clare Roots Society / Clare County Library. On completion of review by the researcher they will be deposited with the local library network. In the book the appropriate acknowledgement will be given to those who participate in the copying.
Abbey Street has approximately 50 units while Parnell Street would have approximately 100. The page quantities would be greater than this number due to the various changes of ownership of the premises.
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"From A Rock To A Hard Place" By Tony Cassidy
As part of its local history publishing programme and following on the success of books on Steele’s Terrace, O’Connell Street, St Columba’s Church of Ireland and Drumcliff Cemetery (Calvary Section), as an extension to the latter and to coincide with the 65th anniversary, Clare Roots Society will launch its latest publication "From A Rock To A Hard Place" - The story of the crash of Pan American "Empress of the Skies" at Shannon Airport on 15 April 1948.
The booklet has been written by Tony Cassidy, married to a Co Clare lady for over forty-three years and living in Ennis for past eight years. Tony has had an interest in this tragic accident going back over 22 years and with assistance from the first man on the scene and now 91; from a Pan American Radio Officer, again 91 and living in New Mexico who flew sister Constellation aircraft at that time; and from aviation experts in Zurich, Switzerland and Belfast, he has finally been able to complete the tragic story. Many of the photographs have never been published before. It can be purchased here by clicking on the PayPal BuyNow button:
Memorials of Past Lives, St. Columba’s Church of Ireland
This very attractive and colourful booklet which has been compiled by Eric Shaw presents over forty of the fascinating wall-memorials that adorn the walls of the Church and tells the stories behind them. It is part of the Clare Roots Society's local history publishing programme and follows on the success of Steele’s Terrace, O’Connell Street and Drumcliff (Calvary Section). It can be purchased here by clicking on the PayPal BuyNow button:
The DVD of the Clare Genealogy Conference held by the Clare Roots Society in Ennis on October 1st 2011 can be purchased here for €20 + €3 p&p. You can order the DVD directly from us and pay by PayPal by clicking on the Buy Now button here:
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Photos taken at the International Genealogy Conference hosted by the Clare Roots Society in Ennis, Co.Clare, Ireland, October 1st 2011.
Paddy Waldron of the Clare Roots Society committee meeting Keith Wood of the Brian Boru 2014 Millenium committee at the Clare-to-London event at the Copthorne Tara hotel, 8th November 2011.
Members of the Clare Roots Society giving lectures and tutorials at various sites in County Clare in the context of Heritage Week 2012.
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