Wednesday 26 August 2015

Clare County Archives Exhibition at Clare Museum

The McMahon Archival Collection is one of the largest collections of primary source documents in Clare County Council’s Archives repository, containing more than 1,100 files spanning over three centuries. While the earliest document dates back to 1611, most of the material relates to 18th and 19th century administration and activities of the landed estates in the county.

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.

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