|Clare County Library
|Learned Families of Thomond
Between 1989 and 1991 the "Clare
Champion" newspaper ran a series of articles written by The Clareman,
a pseudonym used by Gerald O'Connell (1918-1991), an Ennis-born historian.
His popular weekly articles covered various aspects of the county's
history, archaeology and people. During 1989 and 1990, The Clareman
column frequently comprised of pieces on the 'Learned Families of Thomond'
- a selection of mainly Gaelic Clare-based families who had been prominent
in the areas of literature, scholarship and medicine. These articles
are reproduced here.
Clare County Library wishes to thank Clare Local Studies Project for preparation of text for this publication.