Events at the Museum

See also Arts Exhibitions
(for exhibitions in the museum foyer)


2nd – 11th July 2015
Clare County Library's Lusitania Exhibition
The Cunard passenger liner RMS Lusitania, travelling from New York to Liverpool, was torpedoed by a German submarine off the Old Head of Kinsale on 7th May 1915, and sank within 18 minutes. To mark the hundredth anniversary of this tragic event Clare County Library will display a Lusitania exhibition in several branch libraries, and in Clare Museum, over the coming months. The Clare County Museum in Ennis will host the exhibition from 2nd – 11th July. The sinking of the ship impacted directly on County Clare as four of the victims and one of the survivors were natives of the county. Also, twelve of the victims whose bodies were washed up on the coast of Clare were interred in local graveyards. For a full schedule of the touring Lusitania exhibition please contact the library at 065-6846350.

June 2015 - February 2016
A small exhibition to commemorate the centenary of Clare’s All-Ireland winning Senior and Junior hurling teams of 1914 is on display in the first floor gallery. Admission is free. For further information call 065-6823383 or email at

15th June 2015
1916 Commemoration Events - Community Consultation Meeting
Clare Museum, Ennis, at 7.30pm
2016 marks the centenary of one of Ireland’s most significant events, the 1916 Easter Rising. Plans to commemorate this event will include a wide and exciting range of community and cultural activities. To allow the public an opportunity to offer suggestions and to listen to the ideas of others, community meetings will take place in four locations in Clare. These commemorative proposals and ideas will then be brought forward to the 2016 committee. A member of the ‘Ireland 2016 Project’ team from the Dept. of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht will be available on the night in each venue. Clare County Museum will host one of these meetings on Monday, 15th June at 7.30pm. This is a great opportunity to ensure that 2016 is a truly memorable year so please come along and feel free to bring family and friends.

April - May 2015
‘Being an Archaeologist for a Day’
Clare Museum is holding Archaeology workshops for Transition Year Students during April and May. These
workshops will be presented by a professional archaeologist and will be of interest to students who are curious about archaeology or who are considering archaeology as a career. Workshops will be held on Thursdays at Clare Museum and space is limited. Teachers who are interested should contact the museum at 065-6823382 for additional information. Subsequent bookings will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis and should be made by email only at

27th to 30th January 2015 (inclusive)
St Bridget’s Day Stories and Cross making for schools
Location: first floor gallery at Clare Museum
Local storyteller Ruth Marshall will hold Free workshops for primary schools of stories, songs, poems and cross-making
to mark St Bridget’s Day and the traditional beginning of spring. Workshops will be held twice a day from 27th – 30th January and will start at 10 am and 11.30 am respectively. Each will last about an hour and 15 minutes.
Booking is essential: contact John at 065-6823382
or email

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