CLARE County Library History Week runs October 16-22, with its program covering the county during the Revolutionary Period.
There will be exhibitions, online lectures, music and lectures, with most of the program accessible at www.clarelibrary.ie.
Dr Joe Power will talk about Clare and the Civil War, Áine Hensey will talk about the rebel priests of Mullagh – Father Pat Gaynor and Father Michael McKenna and Rita McCarthy from the County Clare Nursery (Mother and Baby House).
Prominent historian Mary McAuliffe will talk about Republican surveillance of women during the War of Independence with reference to Co Clare and Sinéad McCoole, who specializes in Irish women’s history, will talk about Mná100 – Explore a Century of Change.
Joe Ó Muircheartaigh will present an audio documentary on the friction between
The East and Mid Clare Brigades during the War of Independence, known as the Brigades at War and
Brian Spring will be launching his The Brave and the Bold: The War of Independence Elementary School Resource Kit in County Clare.
Artist Marie Connole will host an exhibition at the Clare Museum from Saturday October 16 to 9
November called Irrepressible Women of Clare, a project supported by the Clare Arts Office.
Musician Tim Collins created an original piece called I fight the War – Re-voicing Clare
Women in the Revolutionary Period. Tim was inspired by the stories of women from the Cuimhneamh an Chláir archives.
Mike Hanrahan is finishing his Clare: Songs of Independence project with The Ballad of the Crimson Warrior where he looks back on the project since 2019 and John Rattigan, curator of the Clare Museum, gives an overview of some of the museum’s artifacts from the Revolutionary period.
Cuimhneamh an Chláir will host a Zoom Live event on Tuesday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. titled Joe Kenneally – Child of 1921: stories from the Cuimhneamh an Chláir archive.
Reservation is required at [email protected] Joe recently celebrated his 100th birthday.
Finally, several exhibitions will be organized during the week and open to the public.
The DeValera Library will be posting a list of members of the Mid Clare Brigade and Cumann na mBan courtesy of the Mid Clare Commemoration Group from October 16-22; The Clare Museum will host Banner in Turmoil: Co Clare and the War of Independence as well as the aforementioned project by Marie Connole which will be accompanied by an online video.
Finally, the Kilrush Library will host an exhibit on the Co Clare Nursery (Mother and Baby Home) from October 20 to November 9.
For more information, contact [email protected]
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