Heritage and Wildlife

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 »

Clarecastle NS marks the centenary of the Easter rising

All our welcome this Tuesday to Clarecastle NS to mark the centenary of the Easter rising of 1916.  Schoolchildren will perform a pageant re-enacting the events of the time.  A lot of work has gone into this project which has involved CCDL’s Heritage and Wildlife group, Clarecastle NS and the Unlimited Dream Machine Theatre Company.  There will be two performances at ... Read More »

Ceremony Clare Hill Cemetery today

This Sunday 13th March at 2 p.m.there will be a ceremony of blessing at the grave of Fr David O’Brien CC in Clarehill Cemetery.  He died of cholera aged 28 in the cholera outbreak at that time.  He and one hundred and eighty people from the Clarecastle community died in that epidemic and they will all be remembered on Sunday. All ... Read More »