At various times during the 1900s, especially 1930s and 1960s folklore collectors from the Irish Folklore Commission came to North Clare and recorded stories of the everyday lives of the coastal community of Doolin and Liscannor. The stories were told by the local people and this talk will look at and review some of these stories and will illustrate how important the sea and coast was to the economic and social life of this coastal population.
Maura lives in Kilshanny and is a member of North Clare Historical Society for almost twenty years. She has a keen interest in history and in particular Local History. Her interest in sea lore stemmed from living within a few miles of the coastal area of Doolin and Liscannor. Whilst completing a Masters in Local History, her research focussed on reviewing the lore associated with the sea of this coastal community recorded by the collectors from the National Folklore Commission. She recently contributed an article on this subject to the historical journal The Other Clare.
The talk will be held at The Courthouse, Ennistymon at 8pm.