Clare Anthology Edited by Kieran Sheedy
Published by CLASP Press, 1999
project by CLASP Press, The Clare Anthology contains a
mixture of prose and verse by native Clare writers and writings
about County Clare, providing a look at the county through its literature.
The book is a mixture of 88 pieces from prose, poetry, plays, songs
and newspaper reports producing a lively and engaging picture of
the daily life and special occurrences which helped to shape County
Clare and its people.
anthology covers a wide range of subject matter such as the Spanish
Armada, the ghost at Hag’s Head, the 1995 All-Ireland Hurling
Championship, haymaking in the twenties and the Willie Clancy Summer
from authors such as Edna O’Brien, Eddie Lenihan and Frank
O’ Connor sit alongside excerpts from ‘The Clare Champion’
and ‘The Clare Journal’ and songs from Christy Moore
and Percy French.
is a collection that can be dipped into at will and will provide
hours of entertainment for those from Clare as well as those with
an interest in the county.
headline for some enterprising publisher is the latest in the impressive
series from CLASP, the publishing arm of Clare County Council. The
Clare Anthology, edited by Kieran Sheedy, mixes visitors and
writers native to Clare in a pot-pourri ranging across the rich
heritage and textured daily life of the Banner County. Few counties
can compete with Clare’s heritage but might all copy its example
and produce their own libraries of their native place’
Brian Farrell, The Sunday Tribune
Sheedy is a native of Feakle, County Clare. He held a number of
posts in RTE Radio before leaving to concentrate on writing.
the same author:
Clare Drama Festival: Scariff (1947-1996)
The Clare Elections
The Horse in County Clare
Peerless Tom Malone
The Tellicherry Five
The United Irishmen of County Clare
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