Wednesday 3 June 2015

Clare Museum seeks to expand its service

Clare Museum in Ennis is seeking to meet community groups with a view to identifying ways the museum can assist in their activities. The museum is reaching out to groups in the community that provide recreational and educational activities in Clare and also environmental groups, and historical organizations, or indeed any other group that may feel the museum could assist them to achieve their goals. The museum is working to identify needs in the community and ways that it can meet those needs.

According to curator John Rattigan “While the museum attracts some 30,000 visitors a year, it is believed that the museum and community groups in the locality could mutually benefit by forging links. Some creative thinking between groups and the museum could help to identify opportunities for us to work with communities and help the museum fulfill its mission as a socially inclusive cultural service.”

A recent review on Trip Advisor comments that ‘This museum is a treasure trove of information about County Clare from earliest times… [and] is of as much relevance to locals as tourists. Upstairs there is an exhibition of local interest reflecting the different strands of life in Clare including sport, music, the sea, religion. The most amazing thing is that there is free entry.’

Any groups interested in exploring the opportunity to link up should contact Clare Museum at 065-6823382 or by email at

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