Heritage and Wildlife

Remembering Clarecastle men lost on the SS Keeper

On Saturday 24 June 2017 during the annual Regatta, The Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage & Wildlife Group will unveil a Memorial to the sinking of the S.S. Keeper which resulted in the loss of four men from Clarecastle and eight other crewmen during the Great War 1914-1918 The S.S. Keeper went missing on or after 10 June 1917 having sailed ... Read More »

What fabulous nature we have on our doorstep!

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Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage Group

Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage Group next meeting on Tuesday, 14th February in Old School at 8p.m.. next meeting on Tuesday, 14th February in Old School at 8p.m.. Read More »

New book by Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage & Wildlife Group.

 New book by Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage & Wildlife Group. This 200-page book contains a wealth of fascinating articles and is available locally and in Ennis bookshop. Read More »

Clarecastle Village Heritage Walk

Last Thursday 25 August, the Village Walk through Clarecastle took place as part of Heritage Week 2016.  It was led by Dr Joe Power of Clarecastle Ballyea Heritage & Wildlife Group. There were a nice mixture of local people present on the walk, joined by others from Shannon and Ennis. All were enthralled at the rich history of the locality  over 800 ... Read More »

Clarecastle Heritage Walk – next Thursday 25th August at 19.00

As part of National Heritage Week, Clarecastle and Ballyea Heritage and Wildlife Committee is organising a heritage walk through Clarecastle.  It should be very interesting showing off many points of historical interest in the village and recounting some fascinating anecdotes from times gone by.  All are welcome to attend. Free of charge.  Read More »