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March 2018

5th – 31st March 2018
Seascapes and Skylines
Clare Museum, Ennis

Seascapes and Skylines, Clare based visual artist Rita Linney to exhibit new paintings at the Clare Museum. Born in Yorkshire, Rita Linney moved to County Clare in 2016 to follow her ambition to work as a full time artist. She attended Art College in Doncaster and Canterbury to study fine art and over the years has worked with various artists including prominent Yorkshire artist David J Curtis ROI, RSMA in the north east of Britain. Rita has exhibited with various prestigious venues in England including the Royal Society of Marine Artists. Working mainly in oils, Rita produces work of various sizes from 7" X 5" up to 30" X 24, she finds inspiration from the coast and rural areas, where the light can be amazing and there is no shortage of subjects to choose from. The exhibition runs from the 5th – 31st March at the Ennis Museum and features new paintings of both local land and seascapes.
All art works are for sale, it’s a free event and all are welcome to attend. Rita’s work can also be viewed on

Tuesday, 13th March 2018
The Clancy's of Spanish Point and the Miltown Land League 1881
Malbay Hotel, Miltown Malbay at 8pm

The Old Kilfarboy Society's final talk of the 2017/18 Winter series is by local historian Sean Treacy and he will deliver a talk entitled ' The Clancy's of Spanish Point and the Miltown Land League 1881'. Sean will be discussing the sequence of events which led to the eviction of Michael & James Clancy from their Spanish Point properties in 1881 and the consequences for their families and the wider locality.

Wednesday, 14th March, 2018
'People, Livestock and Landscape in the 1930s Burren: Sustaining Holistic Relationships’ with Anne Byrne
Tubber Village Hall at 8.30pm

The March Burrenbeo Tea Talk will be by Anne Byrne. The unique Burren landscape owes much of its character to its long agricultural history, and the Burrenbeo Trust March Tea Talk promises to be a fascinating exploration of the lives of our forebears. In the 1930s, Harvard scholars Arensberg and Kimball visited the area as part of the Harvard Irish Mission, and interviewed local families. This talk investigates their original manuscripts, recalling the farming and laboring lives of a previous generation, their land and their animals, while considering what endures to this day. Anne Byrne is Senior Lecturer at the NUI Galway School of Political Science and Sociology, who specialises in the early 20th century and has a long-standing interest in the everyday history of individual and community life.
The kettle will be on from 8pm if anyone would like to join us for a cup of tea beforehand. This event is open to everyone; however it is free for Burrenbeo Trust Members and we ask for a suggested €5 donation from non-members. For more information please email or phone 091 638096.

Thursday 15th March 2018
A Cultural Gem OF Ireland's Underground – The Souterrain an illustrated talk by Pat Cronin
X-PO Killinaboy at 8.30 p.m.

Pat Cronin’s talk at the X-PO on March 15th will present an overview of a unique archaeological monument the Irish souterrain - their age, origins, usage and locations.
The souterrain is for the most part normally hidden from public view.
Pat has been addicted to all aspects of the underground world since the late 1960s. This consuming passion has taken him worldwide affording him the rare privilege of visiting depths within the Earth where no other human has ever walked before.
Apart from exploring caves and climbing mountains, Pat serves as a volunteer officer in the Doolin Unit of the Irish Coast Guard. He also serves as a Rescue Warden in the Irish Cave Rescue Organization. Of family from County Cork and Dublin, Pat lives in Doolin with his wife Pauline.
This rare talk on a fascinating aspect of Ireland’s underground heritage will take place in the community hub, X-PO Killinaboy, on Thursday March 15th at 8.30 p.m.
The event is free of charge. Donations to X-PO are welcome. More information 087 292 54 87.

Wednesday 21st March 2018
Researching a Killaloe Family's History: One Case Study
Wood & Bell Cafe, Main Street, Killaloe @ 7pm

Acclaimed genealogist and creator of the online Early Irish Marriage Index, Roz McCutcheon has been researching her own family history for decades. Having come up against a brick wall in her investigation of the Killaloe branch in around 1800, she discovered some novel solutions and lesser-known sources which enabled her to break through it. Come and hear her share these findings, as well as some strange stories she uncovered along with them! Talk organised by Killaloe-Ballina Local History Society. Free Entry - All Welcome!


See for events at Glór Irish Music Centre, Ennis
See for events at the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan
See for courses at O'Neill's Burren Painting Centre, Lisdoonvarna
See and for courses at Art at the Park, Killanena

See also: Events Calendar 2017, Events Calendar 2016, Events Calendar 2015, Events Calendar 2014,

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