A Merry Christmas to all our Readers

Here's wishing a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the Clare genealogical community.

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Kilmanaheen baptisms transcriptions uploaded to the Clare Past forum

Sheila Duddy, a leading contributor to the Clare Past forum, has just transcribed the Kilmanaheen baptism registers (1870 - 1880) and uploaded them to the Forum (see http://www.ourlibrary.ca/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6928 ). These files are in spreadsheet format which has the enormous advantage that, when downloaded, they can be browsed and sliced and diced to taste to reveal, for example, family clusters and their geographical distributions.

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Remembrance event organised by Clare Roots Society: Carmody's Hotel Tragedy (14th January 2018)

Following the invitation from Philomena O'Connell, Clare Tourism (Áras Chontae an Chláir), for submissions to the Clare Festival & Events Guide for 2018, the following event has been organised by Clare Roots Society:Event: Remembrance, Carmody's Hotel TragedyTown:EnnisMass of Remembrance, 11:30 a.m. Ennis Cathedral followed by 12:30 p.m. Launch of new book by Clare Roots on 'Carmody's Hotel' at Ennis Parish Centre (rear of Cathedral). An Ecumenical Wreath Laying Ceremony at 2:00 p.m. by Remembrance Plaque at Carmody's Hotel Site (YOLO's) concludes the event.Event Date:14th January 2018Contact Details: Secretary, Clare Roots Society; email:

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Dates of coming Clare Roots Society meetings

Please note that The Maguire Suite, Old Ground Hotel, has been reserved for Clare Roots Society meetings on the following dates which you might like to note in your diaries: 2017 September 21st.; October 19th.; November 16th; 2018 January 18th.; February 15th.; March 15th.; April 19th.; May 17th. Notification of speakers and topics will follow.

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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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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.