Account Book of the O'Callaghan Estate Servants' Wages transcribed by Jane Halloran Ryan now online

The Account Book of the O'Callaghan Estate Servants' Wages from 1824-1857 is now online through the Clare Past Forum at book contains the names of over 140 servants who were hired by John O'Callaghan on Maryfort Estate during the 19th century, together with their job description, pay and date of discharge.  Some entries noted if a servant died or emigrated, and in some cases, where that servant emigrated to.  The book also contains information about servants’ ability to pay for land, where in some cases, their wages were used to offset the debt owed to O’Callaghan for their family’s…


Kilrush and District Historical Society monthly lecture Tuesday 27 February 2018

Dear KDHS members and friends In a change to the advertised calendar, the Kilrush and District Historical Society monthly lecture in the Teach Ceoil on Grace Street at 8pm on Tuesday 27 February will mark the centenary of one of the first deaths in the run-up to the War of Independence. Noel Murphy will tell the story of Tomás Ruiséal from Kerry, who was wounded by a thrust from a bayonet of a British soldier in Carrigaholt (where he was a teacher of Irish) on 24 March 1918 and died the following Wednesday in hospital in Kilrush, where a lengthy…


Transcriptions of Kilmacduane marriages 1853 – 1867 posted on Clare Past forum

Sheila Duddy has just posted her transcriptions of the Kilmacduane marriages 1853 – 1867 on the Clare Past forum at


Clare Church of Ireland records now online

The Clare Church of Ireland Parish Register collection is now live: Clare, Ireland, Church of Ireland Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1744-1991    Total Images: 758 Total Records: 13,764


Kilfiddane Marriages 1869-1880 uploaded to Clare Past Forum by Murf

Transcriptions of the Kilfiddane marriages 1869-1880 have been uploaded to the Clare Past Forum at by member Murf.


8 pm, 15th February 2018
Old Ground Hotel (McGuire Room)
Topic:  The Industrial School child in Ennis. 1880-1911
By Jane O'Brien

Jane O'Brien is a native of Ennis-she holds a Masters degree in local History from the University of Limerick and is currently studying for a Ph.D. in History at the National University of Galway. She is the owner and operator of the award -Winning Company Ennis Walking Tours and has been running historical tours of the town for many years.

8 pm, 15th March 2018
Old Ground Hotel (McGuire Room)
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.