Monday, 28 July 2014

The Fall Of Man by Los Paddys de las Pampas

"Los Paddys de las Pampas is a musical group [based in County Clare] that explores Irish music as a form of identity and exchange in Ireland and South America. The group was formed in January 2012 and has 9 members and counting: Paddy Mulcahy, Tessa O Connor, Sean O Brien, Adam Shapiro and Paddy Egan, Eddy Guilloteau, Angelo Heart, Tommy Nelson and James Shepperd – many of whom play traditional Irish music in County Clare and some of whom have a background in ethno-musicology. The project started when Paddy Mulcahy and Tessa O Connor spent two months in Buenos Aires in early 2012 exploring Irish music playing there and forging links with the Irish community in the city. Video directed, filmed and edited by James Sheppard. Juanan Madrigal and Francesca Guarnieri (Assistant Camera). Thanks to the fantastic dancers and actors that brought the video to life: Irish dancers Adrea Kafonkova, and Lenka Hoffmannova. Flamenco dancer:Sonia Posada. Party dancers: Eve Bernier, Marta Perinat Gomez, Natalia Téllez, Pau Santolaria, Laura, Victoria and Peter Dooley." Posted on Youtube on the 20th of July 2014 by Los Paddys De Las Pampas.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Surfing in Lahinch, County Clare - by Tony Grehan

"Short aerial video of surfers in Lahinch, County Clare." Posted on Youtube on the 17th of July 2014 by Tony Grehan.

Postscript - a poem of County Clare by Seamus Heaney

"Pictures from a visit to County Clare in October 2010, on a theme of Seamus Heaney's poem Postscript..." Posted on Youtube on the 13th of October 2010 by John Hannah.

Adventures in County Clare

"3 weeks of pure Irish culture and a lot of cool activities and excursions in the wonderful county of Clare." Posted on Youtube on the 24th of July 2014 by 9669roby.

Impressions of County Clare

Posted on Youtube on the 5th of July 2014 by Markus Helfferich.

The Kilfenora Plain Set with Johnny Reidy in Spanish Point

"The Johnny Reidy Ceili Band opened their Sunday afternoon céilí at the Armada Hotel, Spanish Point, County Clare, with the Kilfenora Plain Set during the hotel's 2014 set dancing festival in July 2014." Posted on Youtube on the 9th of July 2014 by Bill Lynch.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Over 6,600 links added to library website - from Townlands to Genmaps

There are over 2,200 townlands in County Clare, and we have a webpage devoted to each of them on our website. We have now added three links on each of these townland webpages to the new Clare Genmaps system. The first link brings you the townland on the 1842 Ordnance Survey Map and shows nearby monuments and enclosures; the second shows you the townland on a Bing maps satellite view; and the third link shows the townland on a Bing maps satellite view with the OS Map overlaid on it with nearby monuments highlighted.

As an example, the webpage for Quingardens Townland in the Civil Parish of Quin, now has three extra links to accompany the links to lists of residents of the townland in 1855 and 1901, and photos taken in the townland.

In the third link, by using the overlay slider button you can regulate the opacity of the overlay, or toggle between the two views. See for more information...

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy Slideshow

Miltown Malbay-based piper and photographer Peter Laban has been photographing the Willie Clancy Summer School since the late 1980s. His images of musicians, recitals and concerts are an outstanding documentation of the school’s activities and participants. Peter has now posted a slideshow of photographs from the 2014 school online here. Some more of Peter’s photographs can be viewed here.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Local Art Exhibition in Kilrush Library

There was a large attendance at the opening of the Local Art Exhibition on Thursday 17th July 2014 in Kilrush Public Library. Several paintings were sold on the night. The collection consists of paintings in various media including acrylic, oil and watercolours. In addition, there are beautifully hand painted silk scarves in various colours and designs on display. The exhibition continues until Friday 22nd August. All are welcome.

Summer Art & Craft Programme continues at Kilrush Library

Twenty children attended this weekly session at Kilrush Public Library and decorated a range of cardboard gift boxes, pencil cases and lighthouses using Decopatch. The age range of the children was from 4 to 11 years and everybody participated really well. Booking for these workshops is necessary by calling the library at 065 9051504.