Heritage and Wildlife

Daycare Centre receives a copy of Land and People to peruse

Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage & Wildlife Group recently presented complimentary copies of its very successful publication,  Land & People, to the Clarecastle Day-Care Centre for the enjoyment of its patrons. Copies of the book are still available from Clarecastle Post Office. A must for any coffee table!   Read More »

CCDL Heritage Committee delighted with WW1 Memorabilia

Last Sunday at the Clarecastle Village Market, the Heritage Committee was delighted with memorabilia from the First World War that people brought along to show the team.  Included among the photographs and other artifacts was this fine set of medals which are in pristine condition.  The Heritage team will be back at the Christmas market this weekend with its scanner and camera ... Read More »

Reminder! WW1 memorabilia collection Sunday 7 Dec

Members of the Clarecastle and Ballyea Heritage Group will attend the Clarecastle Village Market on Sunday 7 December to scan and photograph World War One memorabilia. We’d love to see any medals, photographs, letters or diaries relating to this period 1914-18. We can scan/photograph and return on the spot. We are compiling a database of soldiers from the parish and ... Read More »

‘Land and People’ Great gift for family and friends abroad this Christmas

 Posting to family and friends abroad for Christmas?  Don’t forget to include Land and People! ‘a wonderful gift for anyone from Clarecastle or Ballyea who lives away from home’ Overseas orders can now be placed through PayPal at clarecastledev@gmail.com or for sale at Clarecastle and Darragh post offices and local shops. Photograph shows Gerry McMahon, Postmaster, Clarecastle with Anne McInerney and ... Read More »

Finding the Clarecastle Dead in Flanders 1914-2014

Today the 11th November is Rememberance Day for all those who died during the First World War.  There were many Irish men among the dead and recently Catherine O’Connor from CCDL’s Heritage Group went in search of the four Clarecastle men who died in Flanders in the Great War. Read her account here. Trip to Flanders       Read More »

“Clarecastle Ballyea Land and People” selling well

Sales of this Parish publication has reached the 300 mark and is proving to be a best seller and indeed a collector’s item. You have seen the film – now read the book! Copies are still available in Clarecastle & Darragh Post Offices, as well as local shops, Credit Union office, Powers Pub, Mary Kelly’s News-agency in Ennis  and from ... Read More »