Clare County Museum collect, preserve, interpret and display the material culture relating to the history of County Clare, both in the museum building and online,
as an educational resource and a socially inclusive cultural service for the people of Clare and visiting tourists.

Clare Museum and Creative Ireland

Creative Ireland is a culture-based programme designed to promote individual, community and national wellbeing. The core proposition is that participation in cultural activity drives personal and collective creativity, with significant implications for individual and societal wellbeing and achievement. Local authorities will co-operate with Creative Ireland under Pillar 2 - Enabling Creativity in Every Community.

Clare Museum is heading up an archaeological excavation of a 19th century house site at Derryboy, Ballinruan as part of the Clare County Council Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022. The excavation will be carried out under the supervision of TVAS Ireland archaeologist Graham Hull.

Over the next five years, the aim of this project is to learn something about domestic life in rural Clare. We will engage local volunteers in the excavation giving them an opportunity to discover their own local history and to experience archaeology under the eye of an experienced professional.

Progress on the excavation will be available on this page.

Preliminary Archaeological Excavation Report, November 2019. This includes photos of the excavation and its finds.
Report on Leather Shoe from Derryboy, Derrycallif, Co. Clare
Small Find Report from Derryboy, Derrycallif, Co. Clare

Creative Ireland

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Clare County Museum
Arthur’s Row,
County Clare,
V95 EC92

Telephone: 065 - 6823382

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 9.30-17.30

(Closed for lunch each day from 13.00 to 14.00 and Bank Holiday Saturdays)

Last admission before lunch is 12.30 and 17.00 in the evening.


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