Clare County Museum collect, preserve, interpret and display the material culture relating to the history of County Clare, both in the museum building and online,
as an educational resource and a socially inclusive cultural service for the people of Clare and visiting tourists.

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Portrait of a Woman by Frederic William Burton
In this video, Ruth Marshall shows how to make home made butter, a domestic activity that was once typical of many rural homes in Clare. Butter was made by the women of the house for domestic consumption, and often surplus butter was sold in the local market to provide an income for the family.
Clare Museum recently acquired ‘Portrait of a Woman’ a watercolour by Frederic William Burton, painted in 1849. Burton was born in County Wicklow, but his childhood was spent at Clifden House, Corofin, an experience which influenced his work. He would go on to become a significant 19th century portrait painter and Director of the National Gallery, London.
Clare County Museum is a designated building under the National Cultural Institutions Act and has achieved full accreditation under the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland.

Clare County Museum
Arthur’s Row,
County Clare,
V95 EC92

Telephone: 065 - 6823382

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 9.30 – 17.30

(Closed for lunch each day from 13.00 to 14.00 and Bank Holiday Saturdays)

Last admissions before lunch is 12.30 and 17.00 in the evening




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