Heritage and Wildlife

CCDL Heritage Committee on Sky tonight!

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Appreciation of “Land & People” from Scotland

As a result of responding to a query from Scotland, by Eric Shaw, in March 2013, Clarecastle welcomed two ladies from Edinburgh whose lifetime ambition was to walk in the path of their Mother through the village. They wanted to see the places that Margaret Crossland (whose mother was Mary Catherine Gillespie from Clarecastle) had visited and photographed in the ... Read More »

Clarecastle/Ballyea Land & People – book launch went down well!

CCDL’s Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage & Wildlife Team launched a Parish book entitled Clarecastle & Ballyea – Land & People on Thursday night in Power’s Lounge, Clarecastle at 8pm. This is a large-format colour publication, with over 200 pages and in excess of 250 old photographs, maps and other parish images. It represents the collaborative effort of the Parish.  The legacy of past ... Read More »

Clarecastle Heritage Trail – this Friday at 7 p.m.

There will be a heritage tour of Clarecastle Village taking place this Friday evening 29th August leaving from the Church car park at 7p.m.  The walk is being organised by the Clarecastle/Ballyea Heritage and Wildlife Committee as part of.National Heritage Week. Dr Joe Power, a local historian will give everyone an insight into some of the historical sites in the village and ... Read More »

Clarecastle Ballyea Heritage team to launch a book this Thursday

The Clarecastle/Ballyea Heritage and Wildlife Team are pleased to invite everyone in the Community to a launch of its new book this Thursday 28th August at 8 p.m. in Powers Lounge, Clarecastle.  It follows two years of interesting work collating information on the history and heritage of Clarecastle and Ballyea. The book contains interesting stories and anecdotal facts about the area including a whole section ... Read More »

Kilfenora Ceili Band raises the roof in Clarecastle church!

The roof of the Church of Sts Peter and Paul was raised last Sunday night to the magnificent sounds of the legendary Kilfenora Ceili Band who put on a concert to mark the 175th Anniversary of the Church and to launch Clarecastle’s Heritage Week.  Almost 500 people came along to enjoy the jigs and reels, polkas and ballads as well ... Read More »