Thursday, 17 April 2014

Edel Fox - TG4 Young Musician of the Year 2004

In 2004, Edel Fox, from Miltown Malbay, County Clare, was awarded the TG4 Gradam Ceoltóir Óg na Bliana (Young Musician of the Year). "Gradam Ceoil TG4 presents the Young Musician's award to instrumentalists from all parts of Ireland who are just a small example of the thousands of young men and women who are the future of Irish music." Posted on Youtube on the 7th of April 2014 by TG4.

Kieran Hanrahan and The Banjo Heads

County Clare's Kieran Hanrahan playing with The Banjo Heads in the Grand Hall Rathmines, Dublin. Posted on Youtube on the 15th of October 2013 by Jamaicankiwis.

New Song For The Morning - Los Paddys de Las Pampas in Ennistymon

Los Paddys de Las Pampas play "New Song For The Morning" in the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, County Clare. Posted on Youtube on the 20th of January 2014 by Paddy Mulcahy.

Siúil, A Rúin - Peneleapaí & Kieran Glas, Killaloe

Peneleapaí and Kieran Glas play Siúil, A Rúin at the Ponte Vecchio restaurant in Killaloe. A "Sunday living room concert", 9th February 2014. Posted on Youtube on the 15th of February 2014 by peneleapai.

Irish-American Wedding, Newmarket-on-Fergus, 1954

A Pathé News film of the wedding in Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, of Deirdre O'Brien, daughter of Lord and Lady Inchiquin of Dromoland Castle, and Dr Horace Beecher Chapin of New York. Posted on Youtube on the 13th of April 2014 by British Pathé.

Michael Tierney of Ennis, July 1989

"This is a brief and rare video clip of the late Michael Tierney taken in 1989 in the town of Ennis, County Clare. He was one of the town's funniest and greatest characters. He was honest,loving, kind and totally true to himself and everyone around him. He was much loved when he was alive and delivering his newspapers and he is still loved and fondly remembered today. He was one of a kind and one of the last true personalities of his generation." Posted on Youtube on the 29th of September 2010 by bernard dilger.

See also "I Could Have Danced All Night, an RTE radio documentary [by Brian O'Connell] about the life of Michael Tierney, a man described as one of the last great characters of County Clare."

Killaloe & Ballina St. Patrick's Festival 2013

Killaloe & Ballina St. Patrick's Festival 2013. Posted on Youtube on the 20th of March 2013 by DergProductions.

Cranny-Coolmeen vs Killimer in the Clare National School Football Final 1997

Cranny-Coolmeen vs Killimer in the County Clare National School Football Final 1997 which took place in Cooraclare, County Clare. Posted on Youtube on the 20th of February 201 by IrishLurker.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Clare County Library presents One County One Book 2014

Clare County Library is inviting adults and children of County Clare to read, discuss, share and experience the same book by participating in a One County One Book programme. The title chosen for adults is Lion of Ireland by Morgan Llywelyn, while the chosen children’s title is Brian Ború: Emperor of the Irish, also by Morgan Llywelyn. These titles were chosen in keeping with the initiatives taking place throughout the county this year to commemorate Brian Ború and the millennium of The Battle of Clontarf. It is hoped that as many people as possible will read these books between April and October 2014 and enjoy the events that are planned at the library to enhance the reading experience. Copies of the books will be available for borrowing at all branch libraries.

The One County One Book initiative will be officially launched in De Valera Public Library, Harmony Row, Ennis on Wednesday 23rd April at 7.30pm. This date coincides with the millennial anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf and the death of Brian Ború. It is also the date on which World Book Night will be celebrated. Michael Moylan will bring his Irish History Live show to the library on the evening when he will enthrall the audience, adults and children, with his interactive show. He will provide hands-on experience of what life was like in the time of Brian Ború. Many more events are planned in the following months as part of the programme including visits by author Morgan Llywelyn, historical talks, quizzes, competitions and a touring Brian Ború exhibition that has been produced by Clare County Library. This programme is a chance for the whole county to rediscover a love of books and reading and to promote a renewed sense of community spirit in sharing that reading experience with each other.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Glór Summer Open Submission Exhibition

Glór is delighted to invite submissions from artists, both established and emerging, who are resident in County Clare. The exhibition will be held at Glór and will officially be opened on Friday 6th June 2014. The exhibition will be selected by an independent curator and decisions are final. More than one piece may be selected for exhibit from successful submissions. The exhibition is open to Clare based artists only. The exhibition is open to wall mounted work only, (could include 2D & 3D). Please note that work in other formats, including digital, is not eligible. The closing date for entries is Friday 25 April 2014. Submissions and queries to Please click here for guidelines and application form.