Heritage Week at Clare Museum

Clare Champion, Friday, October 3, 2003

Special events celebrating National Heritage Week (September 7-14) proved to be the most successful yet at Clare Museum. A total of 2,364 visitors availed of the free admission to the museum, up on 727 in 2002.

During Heritage Week, Clare Museum featured a number of attractions including an ENFO exhibition on owls, an exhibition of artifacts from the museum stores and the temporary exhibition of Daniel O’Connell’s coat. Throughout the week a lunchtime lecture series proved popular with the public and included presentations on subjects as diverse as the County Heritage Plan and Shannon Airport Lagoon. Museum Curator, John Rattigan, said, “The improved visitor figures can be put down to an increase in visiting schools and a higher public profile”.

An exhibition by ENFO – the public information service on environmental matters, on seed collection, is currently on display at the museum until the middle of October.

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