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Unique Collection Goes On-Line

Clare Champion, Friday, 5th May 2006

Michael John Glynne's collection of photographic negatives could have been lost had it not been for The Clare Champion chief reporter Tony Mulvey.

Clare Local Studies Project chairman, Noel Crowley, commented recently that the friendship between Tony and Michael John, cemented over a long period, was instrumental in the agreement with CLASP and Michael John ensuring that the collection was preserved.

An initial 500 photographs are now available for browsing on the library website and many thousands will follow over the next few years. The collection is unique for County Clare and is an invaluable resource and record of people, places, events, buildings and streetscapes.

Copies of the individual photographs will not be available in the immediate future as neither CLASP or the county library have the necessary resources at present. Hopefully they will be available in the not too distant future.

This collection will always be seen as an irreplacable record of the Banner County and its people. Tony and Michael John have ensured that a visual record of a certain period in time will always be available for future students, scholars and relatives.

The official launch of the project was performed by Tony Mulvey, Clare Champion's chief reporter and lifelong friend of Michael John Glynne.

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