Tuesday 8 December 2020

Clare Local Studies team continues to upload material

County Clare Library's Local Studies Centre, Ennis

Family historians with connections to Clare have long enjoyed the hard work of the County Clare Library's Local Studies Centre, so there shouldn't be any great surprise that the team has continued to graft throughout the pandemic. Much of that work has, of course, been done behind closed doors, but it might have ground to a halt, at least in so far as transcribing records in the possession of the library and uploading donated material from researchers were concerned.

So I was mighty impressed to see how the Library's online genealogy holdings have grown since I last reported on new additions in early summer. Here are some examples:

  • Subscriptions to Entrance of Tulla Catholic Church, 1869
  • Kelly of Kilrush, Mangan of Ennis and Gort, Galway and Kelly of Tuam, Galway
  • RIC and Black and Tans in Clare
  • RIC and Black and Tans from Clare
  • RIC Barracks, Huts and Protection Posts in Clare
  • Auctioneer's Posters of John Holohan of Feakle 1870-1941
  • 1882 Petition to Lord Lieutenant by Clergy and Gentry of Clare
  • Kilrush Convent of Mercy: List of Subscribers
  • War of Indpendence Activity Files and Nominal Rolls for the East, West and Mid Clare Brigades and Cumann na mBan
  • RC Marriage Records for Doonass and Truagh Parish 1851-1880 (383 records)
  • Finavarra Plaque and O'Daly Monument
  • Killaloe RIC Barracks 1916-1921

You can view the full list of these (and more) free resources, and the names of the generous donors, where relevant, on the Library's Local Studies Genealogy What's New page.

In addition, a big batch of links has been uploaded as part of County Clare's Decade of Centenaries commemoration. You'll find online lectures, musical events and exhibitions, podcasts and reading material among them.