CLARE County Library will be playing their part in National Heritage Week, hosting several events.
Members of the Clare Roots Society, Gerry Kennedy and Larry Brennan, will visit a selection of library branches to give a talk on Starting Your Family Tree. The talk will give details of some of the best sources of information and explain how to make best use of the internet for the research, followed by a questions and answers session.
Branches scheduled for the talks are Scariff Public Library on August 20, De Valera Library on Wednesday, August 21 and Ennistymon Library on Thursday, August 22. All of the talks will commence at 2.30pm.
Eddie Connors of Imeco Farm in Clarecastle will give a talk in the De Valera Library on Friday, August 23 at 12 noon.
On Tuesday, August 20 at 7.30pm, Conjella Maguire, Heritage Officer with Clare County Council, supported by Olive Carey of Dúchas na Sionna, will present an illustrated talk on Green Infrastructures, Plan for Shannon in the Sean Lemass Library. It will also host an event on August 24 at 11.30am when the Jaskane Café Trio, made up of Etain McCooey, Karen Kelly and Jason Noone, will showcase a unique blend of oboe, violin and guitar, evoking sounds of international café culture.
A range of events around the theme of Harvest Time will take place on August 20 at the Dr Patrick J Hillery Public Library in Miltown Malbay and the Resource Centre on the Ballard Road. Traditional craft displays such as spinning, weaving and cooking with seaweed will all be demonstrated.
Ruth Marshall will relaunch her book Celebrating Irish Festivals and Melanie Lorien will give a talk on the harvest. There will also be storytelling for children.
All of the events are free and all are welcome. More information is available from the library on 065 6821616 or online at www.clarelibrary.ie or at www.heritageweek.ie.