North Clare Historical Society

The North Clare Historical Society’s 2014 lecture series commences Monday Jan 27th with a talk by Feakle native Kieran Sheedy.

TITLE: Sporting activity and wagering in 18th century Ireland.

CONTENT: The lecture includes details of various sporting activities
throughout the country, including horse racing, trotting, cock fighting,
hurling, foot races, boxing, real tennis, cudgelling, swimming,gaming tables and lotteries.

BIOG: Kieran Sheedy’s published works include three books on
Irish-Australian history while works on his native county include The Clare
Elections, The 1798 Rebellion in North West Clare and The Horse in County
Clare (2 vols). He also edited The Clare Anthology and is presently
completing a history on the foundation of the Irish bloodstock industry. Kieran held a number of posts in RTE Radio, including Head of Documentaries and Controller of Radio 1 before leaving to concentrate on writing.

TIME: 8 pm.

ADMISSION: €5

All are welcome