Heritage Group maritime exhibition of old fishing photographs and other artefacts

With  a pair of rare 19th C. large punt guns, and a 1960s punt boat that was made by Tommy Considine as centrepieces, the Heritage Group will stage  a maritime exhibition of old fishing photographs and other artefacts that will reflect the centuries-old link that Clarecastle has had with the River Fergus and the sea. The Group would welcome an opportunity to copy old photographs of the Quay, boats and fishing as well as items such as old nets, cork floats, gun & fishing licences etc. The exhibition has received funding from Clare County Council under the Community Arts Grant…

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KDHS news, including events coming up on Sunday 12 and Sunday 19 August 2018

For its second summer outing, the society has been invited to visit the magnificent Mount Ievers Court near Sixmilebridge on this Sunday 12 August at 2:15pm.  Mount Ievers was built in 1737 and replaced an earlier castle.  This splendid Georgian house is still occupied by the Ievers family.  There is a EUR 5 charge per person, payable at the house. As we need to provide an indication of the numbers expected, please reply to if (and only if) you will be joining us and have not already notified us by e-mail. If you previously e-mailed to say that you…

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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 clareroots.org. 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…

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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.

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With  a pair of rare 19th C. large punt guns, and a 1960s punt boat that was made by Tommy Considine as centrepieces, the Heritage Group will stage  a maritime exhibition of old fishing photographs and other artefacts that will reflect the centuries-old link that Clarecastle has had with the River Fergus and the sea.
The Group would welcome an opportunity to copy old photographs of the Quay, boats and fishing as well as items such as old nets, cork floats, gun & fishing licences etc.

The exhibition has received funding from Clare County Council under the Community Arts Grant Scheme 2018.


Meeting Point: at the Men’s Shed, Abbey Hall, Clarecastle


Time: Thursday 23 August 2018 at 6.45pm and again on Sunday 26 August 2018 at 1pm

Puntgun

For its second summer outing, the society has been invited to visit the magnificent Mount Ievers Court near Sixmilebridge on this Sunday 12 August at 2:15pm.  Mount Ievers was built in 1737 and replaced an earlier castle.  This splendid Georgian house is still occupied by the Ievers family.  There is a EUR 5 charge per person, payable at the house.

As we need to provide an indication of the numbers expected, please reply to

if (and only if) you will be joining us and have not already notified us by e-mail.

If you previously e-mailed to say that you would be coming and have changed your mind, please also let us know.

The entrance to Mount Ievers Court is on the R471 Sixmilebridge-Clonlara road, a short distance east of Sixmilebridge village, and can be seen here on Google Street View:

https://goo.gl/maps/MVgavWMHf6H2

On the Ordnance Survey maps, it is here:

http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,548522,666319,10,7

Make sure that your sat. nav. does not take you to the modern Mount Ievers housing development to the north of the village!

It is not long after that until Heritage Week, in which KDHS has been involved since its establishment in 2012.  This year, the society is planning An Exhibition of Kilrush Ceramics.  The exhibition is now scheduled for 5pm-8pm in the Teach Ceoil on Sunday 19 August, slightly later than originally advertised in order to avoid a clash with the All-Ireland Hurling Final.  Kilrush Ceramics was established in 1961 and traded until 1983.  The exhibition will present a selection of its products including dinner sets, tea sets, vases and collectibles.  From

1961 to 1983, Kilrush Ceramics employed over 100 people.  It is affectionately remembered for its innovative use of quirky colours, shapes and designs.  It collaborated with the famous Kilkenny Design Shop to produce a wide range of products and it is often remarked that 'there is a piece of Kilrush Ceramics in every house in Clare'.  The event will present the story of the enterprise and feature an extensive exhibition of items produced by the company.

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In other news, KDHS is continuing its work on the restoration and preservation of Kilrush Churchyard.  Along with the original pre-Reformation church from which Kilrush takes its name and the former Church of Ireland built in 1813 (now the Teach Ceoil), the Churchyard contains a number of highly decorative and important mausoleums commemorating local families of all religious denominations.  Many of these monuments are now in a very poor state of repair and in need of urgent investment.  The largest and most impressive of these is the mausoleum erected in 1873 by the prominent Ennis architect and builder William Carroll (1817-1889), at the same time as he was building the tower and spire on Ennis Cathedral.  The society has recently been awarded a grant of EUR 17,000 under the Structures at Risk program for repairs to this mausoleum, erected over the remains of the late Lady Grace Vandeleur (c1812-1872).  While there are mixed opinions locally on some members of the Vandeleur family and their legacy, the Society believes that this structure needs to be saved and that we cannot afford to be selective when it comes to preserving our built heritage.  It may have been constructed for the local landlord but it was designed by an Irish architect and built and decorated by highly skilled (possibly

local) stonemasons.  The society hopes that funds for other mausoleums and vaults in the Churchyard will follow the successful conservation of the Vandeleur mausoleum.

The society has also recently been granted LEADER funding for a feasibility study of the restoration of the nearby Terret (or Turret) Lodge, for use as a heritage or genealogy centre.

The KDHS winter series of lectures, held on the last Tuesday of every month in the Teach Ceoil, will resume on 25 September with a talk on the West Clare photographs in the National Photographic Collection.

Paddy Waldron

PRO, KDHS.

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.

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 clareroots.org. 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

> Personal data collected is limited to Name, Home Address, Land-line & Mobile Telephone No's and E-mail Address

> Use of Personal data is for notification of Meetings and passing on genealogy information to members

> Personal information will not be disclosed to 3rd Parties, nor do we engage in Sales and Marketing

> Data storage is encrypted and stored electronically

> Members are entitled to a copy of their personal data held by CRS and can request CRS to make changes as necessary.

 Members may also request to 'unsubscribe' and have their personal data removed from the CRS Mailing List.

Should you have any questions, please direct them to the Secretary, Clare Roots Society at e-mail address: