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Seventy-five ways to celebrate Clare’s heritage


A total of 75 events ranging from nature walks to history lectures will take
place across County Clare during National Heritage Week 2014 from August
23 to 31.

Co-ordinated by Clare County Council and The Heritage Council with support
from the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and Fáilte Ireland,
the initiative will focus on Clare’s built, natural and cultural heritage.

Some of the highlights of Heritage Week 2014 include a commemoration of the
life of submarine inventor and Liscannor native, John P Holland; a tour of
towerhouses around Shannon Town, a lecture on the life of an Kilrush-born
Boer War general, Sir Thomas Kelly-Kenny; a Victorian Heritage Walk around
Kilkee, a tour of Lisdoonvarna’s famous restorative waters.

The centenary of the outbreak of World War One is also being marked with a
lecture by historian Cormac O Comhrai’s on life in Ireland during the Great
War, while Killaloe will also be marking the millennial anniversary of the
death of one of its most famous citizens, Brian Boru.

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