"A major part of the Wild West Irish Tour is meeting the locals for some traditional Irish music. In this video filmed in County Clare, our friends provided the best in Irish hospitality to our guests, the Wild Westies! Our thanks to the people of Kilmurry McMahon, County Clare." posted on Youtube on the 15th of July 2015 by Wild West Irish Tours.
Monday, 27 July 2015
The topography of medieval monastic settlement (1100-1700), in both urban and rural environments
The impact of Church reforms on the physical structures and landscapes of the monastic Church;
Monastic space (liturgical, social and architectural aspects);
Architecture and identities;
Written sources for understanding the monastic environment.
Friday, 24 July 2015
This short film on the crash-landing of the Leonardo da Vinci at Clooneyogan, Moy in May, 1934 has just been released on Youtube. The airplane was on a first attempt to fly directly from New York to Rome, but crash-landed on Hennessy’s farm in Clooneyogan, Moy, County Clare. The pilots - Lieutenant Cesare Sabelli and Captain George Pond – were feted in Lahinch, Ennis, and later in Dublin. An account of the landing by Colin Hennessy can be found on Clare County Library’s website at http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/history/hennessy/political_life.htm and more photographs of the event can be seen in Foto here...
"Lough Derg - The Jewel of the Shannon filmed by drone. A beautiful day at the Millennium Cross in the Arra Mountains overlooking Lough Derg. A short walk from the carpark under Tountinna Mountain brings you to this breathtakingly beautiful spot." Posted on Youtube on the 5th of July 2015 by clare virtually.
Thursday, 23 July 2015
In addition, there are free lunchtime poetry readings (with Rita Ann Higgins, Ailbhe Ni Ghearbhuigh and Doireann Ni Ghriofa), a special author interview with Donal Ryan on the Saturday morning, a talk from Cork writer Cónal Creedon entitled Love or Marriage? and a gala concert on Friday evening presented by Canada-based Clare-born academic and musician, Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin. The event is entitled Love and Marriage in the musical landscape of Co. Clare and will feature performances by some of Clare’s finest musicians.
The Director of the 2015 summer school is Dr. Linda Connolly, Director of the Institute for Social Science in the 21stCentury in UCC. Her publications include work on Irish feminism, social movements and family life. Other speakers addressing the school are Roy Foster, Lucy McDiarmid, Tom Inglis, Patricia Coughlan, Conor O’Mahony, Carol Coulter, Anne Byrne, Sandra McAvoy, Roisín Ryan-Flood, Máire Ni Annracháin, Síle Ní Mhurchú, Diarmuid Ó Giolláin, William J. Smyth.
All events take place in glór, Ennis. Tickets may be bought for the full school or for individual events, and may be pre-booked, or bought on the door. More info at www.merriman.ie Booking: www.glor.ie & 065 684 3103.