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Clare and the War of Independence by Joe Power Clare and the War of Independence by Joe Power

Dr Joe Power forensically examines the events of the War of Independence in Clare and aspects such as guerrilla warfare, the reaction of the Catholic Church, the economic ramifications for the county and the role of women in the War.

 
North Clare’s Fight for Freedom by Colm HayesNorth Clare’s Fight for Freedom by Colm Hayes

This book provides the story of the quest for liberty and land ownership in North Clare from the United Irishmen at the turn of the 19th century to the War of Independence. The book contains first person, newspaper and official accounts of incidents which took place in North Clare and is a valuable addition to the scholarship of the area.

 
Other Clare Volume 44. Journal of the Shannon Archaeological and Historical SocietyOther Clare Volume 44. Journal of the Shannon Archaeological and Historical Society

The well-respected annual journal always provides valuable insights into the history of the county. The 2020 journal includes articles on Kingship and Warfare in Thomond, The MacMahons of County Clare, Dromore Castle, the O’Loghlens of Drumconora and recently discovered brick making kilns at Clare Abbey as well as numerous other topics with 19 contributors in all. This issue is edited by Brian Ó Dálaigh.

 
Walk with Me: a literary journey in the time of Covid 19 in Co Clare. An anthology of writing collected by the North West Clare Writers Circle Walk with Me: a literary journey in the time of Covid 19 in Co Clare. An anthology of writing collected by the North West Clare Writers Circle

This collection of poetry and prose from Clare writers was created during Covid times with the aim of supporting women and child victims of domestic violence. After publishing costs, profits will go to Clare Haven services. The book provides a welcome opportunity to hear the voices of local writers and appreciate the creativity which abounds in the county.

 
Lanes and Bow Ways of Ennis by Larry Brennan for Clare Roots Society Lanes and Bow Ways of Ennis by Larry Brennan for Clare Roots Society

This is a fascinating look at the many lanes and bow ways of Ennis with stories of the people who lived there and historical accounts of their various names through the centuries. A perfect companion for a stroll around Ennis to explore the lanes and our uniquely named bow ways.

 

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