‘Hidden Clare’ Series of Talks

The Clare Champion, Friday, January 25th, 2013

Clare Museum will begin a series of public talks on the ‘Hidden Clare’ on Saturday afternoons during February and March, exploring some the less well-known facets of Clare history and society

Historian Kathy Swift will give a talk on ‘Brian Boru and his descendents in Clare’ on the 2nd February. On the 9th February, historian Padraig O’Ruairc will give a presentation on the British servicemen secretly buried in Clare during the War of Independence. On 16th February, folklorist Patricia Lysaght will lecture on the traditions associated with the Banshee in Clare.

Historian Rosemary Power will give talks on the three Saturdays between 23rd February and 9th March inclusive. The first of these on 23rd February will be on ‘Senan and Scattery Island - sites and sources’, the second, on 2nd March will be titled ‘The camel from Scotland and King Muircheretach Ua Briain's overseas contacts’. The final talk of the series, ‘The Moravians at Crossard: a view from the records’, will be on 9th March.

These talks are open to the public and admission to the museum is free.

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