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Clare Roots Society
Data Protection Policy

Data Protection Statement in compliance with GDPR

This policy is a statement of Clare Roots Societies (CRS) commitment to protect the rights and privacy of individuals and demonstrate compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which seeks to harmonize privacy laws across Europe.

Collecting information
Individuals provide Clare Roots Society (CRS) with their contact details to be advised of Society Meetings and Society genealogy business using electronic mail. By becoming members of CRS they are agreeing to receive e-mails and genealogy information through the internet.

GDPR Principles

CRS will carry out our GDPR responsibilities in accordance with the following five principles:

Data to be Collected – The data collected is limited to the personal contact details for each member; i.e.  Name, Home Address, Landline & Mobile Telephone numbers and E-Mail Address.

Use of Personal Data – Use of personal contact information is limited to e-mail contact for notification of Society meetings and passing genealogy information to members.

Non-Disclosure – Members personal information will not be disclosed to 3rd Parties without the members prior consent. CRS do not engage in sales and marketing to the Society Membership.

Data Storage – The membership database is encrypted and stored electronically.

Data Accuracy – Members have the right to request a copy of their personal data, to have it changed or corrected if necessary. This will be provided within 30 days of request at no-charge. Members may also request that their data be deleted and removed from the Society database. The request will be actioned by CRS within 30 days and confirmed by return e-mail.

All requests related to members data should be addressed to the Secretary, Clare Roots Society by e-mail at .

Overall responsibility for ensuring compliance with GDPR rests with the Clare Roots Society. Representatives and volunteers of Clare Roots Society who use the personal data of Society members are individually responsible for compliance with GDPR.

Further Information

Updated August 2018


Pat O'Brien 15-Mar-2018 - Broadford Parish, Co. Clare from 1800-1850 'Estate Houses of the area and the lives of ordinary people'

Pat O'Brien CRS Talk Broadford Parish 15 March 2018.mp3

Claire Bradley - “Civil Registers the Game changer: How online access to the civil registers has forever changed Irish genealogy"

CRS- Mar 2017 Talk - Claire Bradley GRO Records.mp3

David Brady-Browne-  “The History of the Brady-Brownes of Newgrove Tulla”

Brady-Browne Talk 19 Jan 2017.mp3

(Larry to contribute title and introductory text here)

RTE Census Interview 08-Apr-2011.mp3

(Larry to contribute title and introductory text here)

ClareFM Census Interview 08-Apr-2011.mp3

Left-click on these links to listen to the recordings. Right-click to download them to your own computer, tablet, etc.

Launch of book on St Michael's Villas, Ennis (18-Jun-2015)

Clare Roots Society in conjunction with Cora McNulty launched the book on St. Michael's Villas, Ennis, on the 18th June 2015 in the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis. The launch event was preceded by Mass for deceased residents and friends of St. Michael's at Ennis Cathedral. The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Tom Ryan past resident of St. Michaels. 

This project was funded by the Heritage Council & Clare County Council as part of the County Clare Heritage Plan 2011-2017.  As part of the project two workshops were held, the first focused on the care and conservation of graveyards and the second on graveyards recording for genealogy purposes.  A detailed report with the research findings was submitted to the Heritage Council.  This project commenced in June 2015 and was completed at the beginning of October 2015.


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:;view=article&id=12541:hidden-gems-of-oconnell-street-in-new-book&catid=55:ennis&Itemid=56


Steel’s Terrace;view=article&id=9476:100-years-of-steeles-terrace-captured-in-print&catid=73:feature&Itemid=55


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.