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Clare History

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The History and Topography of the County of Clare by James Frost
Ordnance Survey Letters by John O'Donovan and Eugene Curry, 1839
Statistical Survey of the County of Clare, 1808
County Clare - A History and Topography by Samuel Lewis,1837
Parliamentary Gazeteer of Ireland, 1845
Mason's Parochial Survey, 1814-19
A 1570 List of Castles in County Clare
"Edward White’s Description of Thomond in 1574"

The Coming of Christianity to Clare
Killaloe: Its Ancient Palaces and Cathedral
The Normans in Thomond
The Battle of Dysert O’Dea, 1318
The Charter of Clare Abbey and the Augustinian ‘Province’ in Co. Clare.
The Abbey of Inisgad (Canons' Island)
Castlecrine, a History
Chancery Pleadings 1584 – 1637
Lettermoylan of Clann Bhruaideadha
A note on the Uí Chiaróg clerical lineage of Rathbláthmaic
The Clerical Lineages of Inis Cathaigh
Clerics & Clansmen: the Vicarages & Rectories of Tradraighe in the 15th Century.
The West Clann Chuiléin Lordship in 1586
Land and lineage: the McEnerhinys of Ballysallagh in the 16th Century
Early 17th Century Deed of Conveyance
The Earl of Thomond’s 1615 Survey of Ibrickan
Documents from the Thomond Papers at Petworth House Archive
1626 Rental of Thomond Property
A Mac Fhlannchadha Fosterage Document, c.1580
The Composition of Connacht: an ancillary document
A Note on the Uí Mhaoir of Drumcliff
The Spanish Armada
Cromwellian Settlement
The Jacobite Era 1685-1702
1798 Rebellion in Co. Clare
The changing ruling class in Sixmilebridge and the impact they left on the community, 1650-1900

The Penal Laws in Clare
1704 Popish Parish Priests
Report on the state of Popery, 1731

Kilrush: Notes from c1760 to 1960
The Annals of Kilfenora

The Ennis Chronicle & Clare Advertiser, 1805
Pre-Famine Clare - Society in Crisis
Agrarian Conflict in Clare: 1815-1831
The Clare Election of 1828
James Patrick "The O'Gorman Mahon": His Early Life and Influences
Address of the Peasantry, 1831
Disturbed Clare, 1831
Clare County Surveyor’s Report, 1835

Poverty Before the Famine, County Clare 1835
A Guide to Ennistymon Union 1839 -1850
Ennistymon Union Minute Books 1839 -1850
Kilrush Union Minute Books 1849
Report on Kilrush Workhouse, 1851
Deaths and Staff in Kilrush and Ennistymon Workhouses 1850-51

Reports and Returns Relating to Evictions in the Kilrush Union (1847-1849)
The Famine in Clare from the Illustrated London News, 1849-50
The Shipwreck of the St. John 1849
Shipwreck of the 'Edmond' at Kilkee 1850
From Clare to Van Diemen's Land, 1851
The Tasmanian Journal of William Smith O’Brien
The Bodyke Evictions

Clare Men & Women in the Great War
Kilrush Men in World War I
North Clare Soldiers in World War I
A Family at War: the Connoles and Hallorans of Ennistymon

Ennis (De Valera) Sinn Fein Club List of Members, 1918 – 1920
Frongoch MS of Art O'Donnell
John Minihan Papers
The Rineen Ambush
The War of Independence in West Clare
Memoirs of Andrew O'Donoghue, War of Independence
Peter Vaughan: From the Hindenburg Line to Rineen
War of Independence and Civil War:
Patrick (Pat) Keane, Kilnamona

Witness to War 1917-1923: Commandant Séamus Hennessy
Clare Witness Statements 1913-1921
Shannon: Between Old World and New World

The Little Ark of Kilbaha
Clonroad Fairs
The Seaweed Industry in County Clare
The Timeless Prestige of Kilrush Lace
The Ralahine Commune
Ennis Turkish Baths 1869-1878
The West Clare Railway
The Building of the Shannon Hydro-Electric Scheme
Fortifications in the Shannon Estuary and Galway Bay

Travels in County Clare 1534-1911 (The Strangers Gaze)
Lloyd's Tour of Clare, 1780
Holiday Haunts in West Clare, Ireland by H.B.H. (1891)
I.T.A. Topographical and General Survey 1942/3

Crime and Punishment in Clare
Costume in County Clare
The History of Tennis, Badminton and Squash Clubs in County Clare
Education in County Clare

Emigration from County Clare

Old Territorial Divisions and Land Measures

Ennistymon Plaques and Memorials
A History of Ballycorick Church
St Joseph’s Well, Dulick
St. Mary’s Church, Ruan, 1911–2011
A History of Kilkeedy Church & Graveyard
A History of Kiltacky Church & Graveyard
Kilraghtis Graveyard, Barefield, Ennis

County Clare Estate Papers in NLI and NAI

Books and other material on Clare history held by Clare County Library

Clare Past Forum

Digital Books (History of Clare & Ireland etc)

External Links re Clare History