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.


Some Research Resources for the Clare Museum collection at the Clare Local Studies Centre – A Guide for Adult Learners (2021)
The Clare Local Studies Centre is located in Harmony Row, Ennis. It is a reference Library that is dedicated to providing research material regarding all aspects of the culture and history of County Clare. The resources listed here are from that collection, and provide an opportunity for further research into objects or topics covered by the museum collection, and are broken down under the relevant themes in the Riches of Clare exhibition. It is intended for students of all ages and in particular for adults engaged in lifelong learning following a visit to the Clare Museum. This is not a exhaustive list of research resources, as the collection is being added to on an ongoing basis and this list will be updated over time.

An Interpretive Guide to Patrick Brennan’s Autograph Book (2016)
Patrick Brennan's autograph book is part of a growing collection from the 1916-1923 period at Clare Museum. It represents individual experiences of Clare people through their medals, weapons, banners, documents and photographs. The autograph book was acquired by the museum in November 2014 and is the only item in the museum collection at this time with a tangible link between County Clare and the Easter Rising. This Interpretive Guide to the autograph book was researched and written by Dr Tomás Mac Conmara and is an initiative of the Clare 1916 programme.

High Prestige: The Story of Clare’s All-Ireland Hurling Championship, 1914 (2015)
Written and researched by Dr Tomás MacConmara, this book was produced in support of ‘High Prestige’ and exhibition commemorating Clare’s first All-Ireland Hurling title in 1914. The publication and the exhibition tells the story of Clare hurling team of that year, and also explores what happened to the players and administrators as a result of the events commemorated during the Decade of Centenaries.

Empowering the People (2007)
Text panels from the 2007 exhibition to commemorate the life of Dr Brendan O’Regan. Dr O’Regan was born in Sixmilebridge and was responsible for the development of Shannon Airport, the Shannon Airport Industrial Zone, the town of Shannon, a hotel management college and is the father of Irish Heritage Tourism.

Clare Embroidery (2006)
Text panels from the 2006 exhibition to celebrate the Clare Embroidery School founded in 1895 by Florence Vere O’Brien. The Clare Embroidery collection of patterns, designs, threads and various aprons, dresses, cushion covers etc were subsequently donated to Clare Museum in 2017.

From There To Here (2005)
Text panels from the 2005 exhibition to mark the life and achievements of Dr Patrick Hillery of Miltown Malbay, the seventh President of Ireland.


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