A photographic exhibition presented by the Old Ennistymon Society Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon
Opening August 14th @ 8 pm
August 14th – September 3rd
[caption id="attachment_2363" align="aligncenter" width="182"] Noreen Blake & Tessie McDonagh. Noreen Blake, later O'Fegan and her first cousin Tessie McDonagh, later Hill. *** Local Caption *** Old Ennistymon Society Collection[/caption]
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.clarelibrary.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.