‘Forgotten Placenames and Landmarks of Ennistymon’
An illustrated talk by Colm Hayes
Monday August 24th @ 8pm
An illustrated talk by Colm Hayes on the placename changes and landmarks that have disappeared over that past 250 years around Ennistymon town.
Old Ennistymon & North Clare Historical Society presents:
‘A Heritage Walk around Ennistymon with Colm Hayes’
Wednesday, August 26th @ 7 pm starting from Courthouse Gallery.
This a stroll through the streets and lanes of the town of Ennistymon with local historian Colm Hayes while recalling it’s history in times past as the main market town and craft centre of North Clare. Colm is a native of Ennistymon and comes from an old Ennistymon family. He has operated a printing and stationery business in the town for over 40 years. He has had a life time interest in local history and was a founder member of the Old Ennistymon society in the 1990’s. He has edited a number of local publications including the popular Ennistymon Parish Magazine from the 1980’s to 2002.
Snapshots in Time Ennistymon, Lahinch and Liscannor captured on camera
A photographic exhibition presented by the Old Ennistymon Society, Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, August 14th – September 3rd
Opening August 14th @ 8 pm
This photographic exhibition takes a nostalgic look at times past, recording the streetscapes and daily comings and goings of three North Clare areas – the market town of Ennistymon and the coastal villages of Lahinch and Liscannor – recalling many long forgotten businesses and crafts. The photographs date from the early to mid-years of the 20th century and capture a bygone age.
An interesting aspect of this exhibition is the manner by which the photos were sourced. Following the society’s very successful Vanishing Heritage exhibition in 2013 many unusual photos were donated by people both from the locality and from the UK. For example, a photo album of Lahinch was bought at auction by a Connemara man and donated to the society, while a box of photos found during a house clearance in Ennistymon was also donated. To round out the exhibition some fascinating photos of Ennistymon, Lahinch and Liscannor were selected from Clare County Library’s online collection of photos at www.clarelibary.ie.
This is a must see exhibition for anyone with an interest in how life was lived in the area at that time.
The exhibition will be launched on Friday August 14th at 8pm in The Courthouse Gallery by Ennistymon native Johann O’Dwyer to which all are cordially invited. The exhibition will run until 3rd September.
Opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 12 – 5pm.