Riches of Clare Exhibition - Water

...to 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.



Lifering from The Leon

This lifering is one of the remnants of the Leon XIII which in 1907 foundered off the rocks on which one of the vessels of the Spanish Armanda had been shipwrecked three centuries previously.

The fishermen from Quilty braved the stormy waters to go out in their canvas covered currachs to rescue the French sailors. Their heroic exploits were later rewarded by the French government when it helped fund the new church at Quilty.

Ref: 2000.142

Quilty

Lifering from The Leon, Ref: 2000.142
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