Tuesday, 5 January 2016

The Story of Clare’s Hurling Champions of 1914 published

Since May 2015, Clare Museum has been holding a temporary exhibition to commemorate the Senior and Junior Clare Hurling teams that won their respective All-Ireland championships in 1914. The exhibition is based on objects in the museum’s reserve collection.

As an educational support for the exhibition, the museum has recently produced a booklet which explores the experience of those associated with these hurling teams in the contexts of the events being marked during the Decade of Centenaries.

Included in the publication are photographs of items related not only to the All-Ireland Hurling Championship of 1914, but also objects and documents connected to the First World War, the War of Independence and Civil War.

Researched by Dr Tomás MacConmara and designed by museum volunteer Karen Dunn, the booklet contains original research and will be of particular interest to those interested in local history.

Limited numbers of the booklet are available to the public free of charge at Clare Museum, Arthur’s Row, Ennis and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The publication can also be viewed online at

The image above shows the ball used when Clare won its first All-Ireland Hurling title against Laois on 18th October 1914. See http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/claremuseum/riches_of_clare/energy/1914_hurling_ball.htm

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