"The Blackie O'Connell Band Friday night at the Corofin Traditional Festival. From your left - Cyril O'Donoghue (my apologies to Cyril - when they added another row of seating in front of me, he became the invisible man - heard but not seen), Siobhan Peoples, Blackie O'Connell, and Damien O'Reilly." Posted on Youtube on the 2nd of March 2014 by Niamhaines. This one's especially for Donna O'Shaughnessy, Illinois, USA.
Friday, 7 March 2014
"The Kilfenora Céilí Band prepares for National Concert Hall and Cork Opera House at the Teach Ceoil, Corofin, County Clare. Tunes: Nora Marshall's Scottische & Kitty's Reels." Posted on Youtube on the 2nd of March 2011 by TheKilfenora.
"A short film of Lough Derg and its colours as it prepares for winter. The Jewel of the Shannon is a beautiful and special place and I think you'll agree after watching this." Posted on Youtube on the 4th of December 2013 by clare virtually.
Limerick Sub Aqua Club visits "Cameron Creek" in Kilkee. "Summer of 2013 we got out midweek after work. The sea was like a sheet of glass so we hauled it up north past the usual spots and settled next to the blue pool at Cameron Creek. Unforgettable." Posted on Youtube on the 18th of February 2014 by Mike Orth.
"Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way launches in April 2014, at 2,500 miles it's the world's longest defined coastal touring route. When are you coming to explore?" Posted on Youtube on the 25th of February 2014 by discoverireland.
Great drives: Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland:
"The Wild Atlantic Way is a 1,500-mile route along Ireland's rugged coast. Nick Rufford, editor of Driving, took a 2013 Range Rover Sport across the Irish Sea to try it out and find out what sort of delights can be found along the way." Posted on Youtube on the 24th of October 2013 by Sunday Times Driving.
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Each year the Quick Reads organisation commissions big name authors to write short books that are specifically designed to be easy to read. They are the same as mainstream books in every respect but are simply shorter and easier to tackle for adults who are less confident in their reading skills. The books are then sold through major retailers and online booksellers and are loaned from libraries. Clare County Library will have the new 2014 Quick Reads titles available to borrow from branches in Ennis, Ennistymon, Kilrush, Scariff and Shannon to coincide with World Book Day 2014. Anyone who borrows a Quick Reads title from one of these branches on Thursday 6th March, either a new title or one from previous years, will receive a delicious complementary bar of Galaxy chocolate from Galaxy, the sponsors of Quick Reads.
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
As their Building of the Month for March, the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage is examining the Changing Face of Memorials in Western Ireland. A study of these public memorials by Eduard Krakhmalnikov looks at how we collectively remember, how the forms of memorials have evolved since the nineteenth century and what that evolution tells us about the place of public memory within the contemporary condition. The O’Connell Monument in Ennis and the O’Curry Monument in Doonaha are two of the memorials included in the article. The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage collection of photographs covering County Clare can be viewed in Foto here.
Monday, 3 March 2014
This is the 17th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 6th March 2014 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading. To celebrate the day Clare County Library has added a number of events to its outreach programme for children.
Clare artists Alan Shoosmith and Krystyna Pomeroy will host workshops on book-based themes in Kilrush, Kilkee, Shannon and Ennis libraries.
Author Maria Burke is from Cork. She is a writer, radio presenter and artist. She worked as a primary school teacher for some years and her love of story telling started there. Her fantasy novel for young readers, The Ark of Dun Ruah, was published by Currach Press in November 2012 and was followed to her readers’ delight by the second book in the series, Protectors of the Flame in October 2013. Maria will share her stories and bring her love of reading and now writing for children to schoolchildren in Killaloe and Scariff Libraries on the 7th of March.
Shane Casey is bio-diversity officer with Clare County Council and is also the author of Nature’s Secret Adventures, a beautiful new publication for children, telling of the most amazing adventures that happen to the most ordinary creatures that live all around us. On World Book Day Shane will give two talks about his book and the animals whose adventures inspire his stories to primary school children in Miltown Malbay and Ennistymon. Clare County Library invites children from nearby schools to come along and find out all you need to know about the lives of the creatures with whom you share your garden, school grounds and local parks.