Riches of Clare Exhibition - Water 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.


This cannon was salvaged from the wreck of the Edmond, a coffin ship carrying emigrants that foundered off Kilkee in the mid-19th century.

Although many of the three hundred emigrants were saved, about one hundred, many of them women and children were still on board when the ship was smashed to pieces.

Ref: 2000.235

Maritime Collection
The Wreck of the ‘Edmond’ at Kilkee, 1850

Canon, Ref: 2000.235
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