Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Exhibition in Clare Museum: Remembering the Fallen of Clare
A temporary exhibition at Clare Museum listing the Clare people who died in the Great War will be launched on 11th November, Remembrance Day. The exhibition is based on information compiled by local historian Peadar McNamara in 1988 from the Clare Champion, Saturday Record, and personal communications. The exhibition has been recently updated through the Commonwealth War Graves Commission archives and currently lists 655 soldiers from Clare who died in the ‘war to end all wars’. However, the exhibition may not be complete. It is suspected that up to 700 Clare people died in the Great War and that there are still other soldiers to be remembered that are unknown to researchers. Such information can be submitted to the Clare Remembrance Committee, c/o Fr Tom Hogan or Canon Bob Hanna, and the Clare Museum. The exhibition is to be launched by John Quinn writer and former RTE Broadcaster, Canon Bob Hanna and Fr Tom Hogan at 2pm on 11th November at 2pm and will run until 30th November. For further information please contact: John Rattigan, Curator or Paula McNamara, Education Officer at 065-6823382.