Museum Throws Open its Doors

Clare Champion, Friday, February 15, 2002

As part of the promotional drive to encourage visitors to "The Riches of Clare Exhibition", the management of Clare County Council and Ennis Town Council have agreed to waive admission fees for all school children attending The Clare Museum.

In a move supported by the elected members of both local authorities, Clare schools are now in a position to avail of this fantastic facility free of charge, with immediate effect.

Clare Museum, the county museum for Clare, possesses the largest loan of archaeological artifacts ever granted by the National Museum of Ireland and are displayed in the Riches of Clare exhibition under the themes of Earth, Power, Faith, Water and Energy.

In the last week the main emphasis of the promotion has been to schools on the doorstep of the museum in Ennis, but this will be extended county wide in the coming weeks.

Bookings can be made by contacting the curator John Rattigan at 065-6823382 while worksheets and further information about the museum can be found on the museum web site at

Ennis school teachers tour museum
John Rattigan, Curator of Clare Museum,
takes Ennis school teachers Sean
McDermott, Tom Glynn, Gemma Kelly,
and Aishling Howley on a tour of the
museum which offers free admission
to schools.

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