Heritage and Wildlife

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 »

Christmas cards of beautiful local scenes on sale now

Clarecastle Tidy Towns have produced a collection of four Christmas cards that have gone recently gone on sale. They each have attractive images of Clarecastle and would be ideal cards to send to friends and family living away from home. They are available in local shops for just €2 each or €5 for 3. All proceeds will go towards local ... Read More »

New entrance to the quay has been completed

Some time ago, the Office of Public Works (OPW) installed a flood barrier at the entrance to the quay in Clarecastle to protect the village from future flooding. While the job was deemed very necessary to protect the village rising river waters, the construction was largely a concrete structure that did not meet the sensitive requirements of an important historical ... Read More »

Historic Banner rediscovered at Heritage Evening in Ballyea

As part of National Heritage Week 2015, the Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage & Wildlife Group held a heritage evening in Ballyea on Monday 24 August. The evening was well attended by local people and they were given a talk on the work of the Heritage & Wildlife Group by Eric Shaw. Catherine O’Connor reflected on the fieldname survey in the ... Read More »