"Mary McNamara, Eileen O'Brien, Andrew McNamara, and Geraldine Cotter performing at the last concert of the Riches of Clare 2015 series on August 10, 2015 at the Feakle Festival (02)." Posted on Youtube on the 16th of August 2015 by Niamhaines.
Thursday, 27 August 2015
County Clare's Martin Hayes with Dennis Cahill playing The Mountain Lark, Tom Doherty's Reel, P. Joe's Reel, The Obama Reel and O'Carolan's Farewell To Music on NPR Radio's Tiny Desk Concert. Posted on Youtube on the 1st of July 2015 by An Opt-Out google+page.
"Quer fazer intercâmbio na Irlanda? Então viaje pela WICE e conheça um mundo de oportunidades para você Viajar, Estudar e Trabalhar! No video de hoje, acompanhe uma das nossas excursões de final de semana. Destino: Galway & Cliffs of Moher." Posted on Youtube on the 10th of August 2015 by WICE Intercâmbio.
"Quin Abbey is a ruined Franciscan abbey or friary in Quin, roughly 9 miles from Ennis, County Clare... The abbey had a turbulent history, with the friars driven off or killed numerous times. Officially suppressed in 1541, the abbey continued to be inhabited by a small number of friars until 1820. Today, Quin Abbey is a National Monument." Posted on Youtube on the 19th of August 2015 by pat liddy.
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
The McMahon Archival Collection was donated to the National Archives in the 1970s through the Business Records Survey by Dermot McMahon of Sherry Fitzgerald McMahon, O’Connell Square, Ennis. The collection was subsequently re-accessioned by Clare County Council’s Archives Service in 2010.
The collection had been stored, before its acquisition by the National Archives, in the basement of offices in the three-storey building in the centre of Ennis where Michael McMahon (Dermot McMahon’s grandfather) operated an auctioneering and estate agency business from the late 1800s.
The exhibition runs until 25th September and admission is free
Pictured above are Clare County Archivist, Rene Franklin and Dermot McMahon of Sherry Fitzgerald McMahon in Ennis who were in attendance at the launch of the McMahon Archival Collection exhibition at Clare Museum.
From here the children were ready for their first dig. Nora explained that any archaeological dig requires a licence so all the paperwork had to be filled in first. The children then worked in teams with various pieces of equipment to retrieve any objects and put them in the Finds Tray. The idea is to work slowly so that you things won’t be missed. When all the objects were found the children then had to fill in the description of the objects on the Artefact Record Sheet. Children experienced the thrill of discovery in a mock up archaeological dig under the supervision of a professional archaeologist. This was a free event and was enjoyed by all!