Clare Archaeological and Historical Society

Autumn/Winter Lectures 2007/2008
8 October Rene Franklin, Acting County Archivist, Clare County Council
“The Vandeleur Photographic Collection” – this lecture will be given in conjunction with the exhibition on display at the museum.
12 November

Fr Joe Mc Mahon, OFM
“The Perfidious Machiavellian Friars”

10 December Ellen Murphy, New York based historian
“Still True to the Republic: the executions of Con Mc Mahon and Patrick Hennessy” – research instigated by the chance finding of a letter sheds light on County Clare during the Civil War.
14 January Christine Grant, Archaeologist, National Monuments Section, Planning and Heritage Division
“Current Research on Prehistoric Settlement in the Burren”
11 February Sarah Halpin, Conservation Officer, Dublin City Council
“The Built Heritage of Clare’s Coast” – based on research into piers, look-out posts, coastguard buildings etc around Clare.
10 March Fr Michael Mc Craith, OFM, Irish Department, NUI Galway
“An Irish view of counter-reformation Rome: Tadhg O’Cianain’s Turas na nIarlaí

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