Thursday, 25 June 2015

Stockton's Wing play The Green Fields Of Rossbeigh & The Reconciliation

County Clare's Stockton's Wing play The Green Fields Of Rossbeigh & The Reconciliation. Posted on Youtube on the 25th of May 2015 by DOUGLAS HADDEN.

Sharon Shannon, Dermot Byrne, Eoin O'Neill, Quentin Cooper and friends in O'Connors, Doolin

"Thierry Masure was on hand in O'Connors, Doolin, County Clare, to capture Eoin O'Neill, Quentin Cooper, Jon O'Connell, Dermot Byrne, Sharon Shannon and friends playing some nice reels after their gigs at the Doolin Folk Festival, June 2015." Posted on Youtube on the 13th of June 2015 by Noirin Lynch.

Clare Men and Women in the Great War 1914-1918 by Ger Browne

Ger Browne recently updated his material on Clare men and women in World War I on Clare County Library's website, and has also added new articles. His extensive study details the Armies, Regiments and Corps that Clare men fought with, the battles they died in, those who won awards and medals, became POWs, had shell shock, were courtmartialled, who died or were shot at dawn. Also included is a list of those who participated in the War, an index of where they came from, a timeline of when and where they died, and details of the cemeteries and memorials throughout the world and in Co Clare where the Clare War Dead are buried or remembered. A new article also outlines the Big Houses that featured in the war. Ger Browne’s research is augmented by his large collection of newspaper cuttings from Clare papers concerning the war and articles by Peadar MacNamara, Charles E Glynn, Guss O’Halloran and the Kilkee Civic Trust. This is a work in progress. Ger is hopeful people will come forward with information on their relatives who took part in the Great War, so that this project can be completed by 2018.

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The Burren in Spring by Martin Critchley

"From the Irish 'Boíreann' meaning a rocky place, the rolling hills of the Burren are composed of limestone pavements criss-crossed and gouged by fissures called grykes, leaving clints - raised, slab-like flat areas. The limestone, laid down in a shallow tropical sea in the Lower Carboniferous some 350 million years ago, has been shaped by episodes of glaciation, most recently during the last Ice Age. Covering roughly 360 square kilometres, parts of this karst landscape lie in one of Ireland's six national parks. The Burren boasts the most extensive area of limestone pavement in Europe, harbours a unique floral diversity with Arctic, Mediterranean and Alpine flowers blooming side by side, and is one of the finest examples of a glacio-karst landscape in the world.

We consider the Burren in County Clare, to be Ireland's most unusual, striking and memorable landscape. It is our favourite part of this island. Featuring panoramas, time-lapse and medium close-up shots of the various flowers, our footage, to make the fourth in our 'Wild Ireland' series, was captured in 4K over three visits from early-May to mid-June, when the flora is at its very best. Enjoy!" Posted on Youtube on the 21st of June 2015 by martin critchley.

Timelapse - Lahinch and the Cliffs of Moher

Timelapse photography of Lahinch and the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare. Posted on Youtube on the 8th of June 2015 by Epic Journey.

Clare Hurlers Charity Crossbar Challenge

"The Clare Senior Hurlers have raised money for charity by becoming the first county side to take on the Charity Crossbar Challenge. All monies raised by the Clare side have gone to the Irish Heart Foundation and Cahercalla Hospice. Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald nominated the Waterford Senior Hurlers to take on the Challenge next. It is hoped that all funds raised by participating teams will be split evenly between the Irish Heart Foundation and the teams' choice of local charity. The video was recorded during a training session at Cusack Park, Ennis, County Clare, on June 16th, 2015." Posted on Youtube on the 17th of June 2015 by Clare Hurlers.

An Post (Cycle) Tour de Burren 2015

"Over 2,200 cyclist from all over the world traveled to Ballyvaughan, County Clare, for the the 2015 An Post Tour de Burren on the 20th June. Filmed by Seanchas Productions." Posted on Youtube on the 23rd of June 2015 by Clare Sports Partnership.

Burren Tolkien Festival 26th - 28th June 2015

"Peter Curtin, the Artistic Director and founder of the Burren Tolkien Society, tells us of the connection between J.R.R. Tolkien and the Burren landscape of North Clare. He also gives an insight into the 3rd Burren Tolkien Society Festival that is taking place between June 27 to June 29th in the Burren in County Clare, in Ireland. For more information please visit the Burren Tolkien Festival page" Posted on Youtube on the 12th of June 2015 by StoneCracker.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Surfbox self-service Print-Scan-Copy station now available in Shannon Library

Surfbox is a new self-service Print-Scan-Copy station available in Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon. Customers can print from a library computer and can now remotely print from their laptop, home PC, tablet or smartphone. Both Black and White and Colour Printing is available. An A4 black and white print costs 20c and an A4 colour print costs 60c.

Customers can also use Surfbox to scan documents to email or to USB, a flat scanning charge of 60c applies to documents of 10 pages maximum. Surfbox can also be used to photocopy documents.

To print remotely from your laptop/smartphone, email your document to one of the email addresses below. Customers will receive an email reply with a 6 digit Privacy Release Code. This code needs to be inputted at the Print Station in the library to retrieve your document and customers are allowed 3 days to do so.

Email colour documents to
Email black & white documents to

This service is open to all members of the public. Free WiFi is also available in Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon. Contact the Library at 061 364266 for further information.

Fertile Rock, an illustrated display in Ennistymon Library to mark the 2015 Burren Tolkien Society Festival

North Clare’s world-renowned Burren region has long been a place of inspiration to writers, poets and artists from near and far. The landscape of this special place has been imaginatively depicted by Nobel Laureates, wandering bards, academics, dreamers and scribes of every hue.

An illustrated display from Clare County Library will run in Ennistymon Public Library from the 25th of June to the 17th of July 2015, featuring seven well-known writers and poets with examples of some of their Burren-inspired writings:

W.B. Yeats and Corcomroe Abbey
Seamus Heaney and the Flaggy Shore
George Bernard Shaw and new Quay
Anthony Trollope and the Cliffs
Emily Lawless and the Burren
John Betjeman and the Burren
Charles Lucas and the Burren