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Port of Clare
A Clarecastle Gandalow built by Johnny Scanlan and photographed by Eric Shaw in April and May 2014
Net-fishing on the River Fergus The boat used by the Clarecastle net-fishermen for many years was known as a gandalow, a design ...
A Dutchman remembers the Port of Clare in 1958
A Dutchman remembers the Port of Clare in 1958 In May 2021, Willem Moojen of the Netherlands contacted Eric Shaw of ...
A Ghost Ship at Boland's Rock
Ship Wrecks When the slobs were being dried at Island Avanna, the Company that was drying it bought a ship named ...
Boat-Building Tradition in Clarecastle
The Gandalow With the buyout of the net salmon licences by the Government in 2006 in order to conserve salmon stocks, ...
Stone cannonball found near Clare Abbey This stone object was presented to Eric Shaw by a local man, Chris Crosby, who ...
Clarecastle Shipping Register 1914-1969
Clarecastle Shipping Register 1914-1969 We are most fortunate in having this Shipping Register preserved in a large, handwritten, bound book, thanks ...
Daniel Kelly - sea captain 1835-1858
In Clondegad graveyard, there is a gravestone to Daniel Kelly who died in 1858 aged 23. The stone was erected ...
Shipping at the Port of Clare - s.s. Queen's Channel
The SS. Queen’s Channel at Clarecastle Quay c.1900 This iconic photograph taken by William Lawrence gives a wonderful view of the ...
Shipping at the Port of Clare - the s.s. Briarthorn
The SS. Briar Thorn at Clarecastle Quay 1930 This postcard shows the SS. Briar Thorn tied up at Clarecastle Quay in ...
Shipping at the Port of Clare - The Vooruit
A newspaper clipping on the loss of a ship in 1879 led me on to a fascinating story that had ...
Shipping at the Port of Clare- m.v. Dicky
Mary Morrissey showed me these fine photographs that belonged to her late husband, Matt Morrissey. From the photographs, I was able ...
The Last Ship to use the Port of Clare - 26 June 1969
The last Ship to use the Port of Clare 26 June 1969
The Port of Clare
Clarecastle Quay If one stands on the bed of the river when the tide has fully stripped out, the scale and ...
Tug Boats on the Fergus
It would appear that the tugboats were used in towing the last of the old sailing ships up and down ...
Waterways Ireland Digital Archive - Clarecastle, Co. Clare
Waterways Ireland is one of the all-island North-South Bodies established under the Good Friday Agreement in 1999 and is the ...
Christmas as remembered in the 1930s
Christmas in Clarecastle
Clarecastle Covid-19 Support Network (CCSN)
County Clare Heritage Week Award 2020
iCan wins prestigious award
Index of Local History Sources: Clarecastle and Ballyea
Lá Fhéile Bríde - St. Brigid's Day
New Year 2021
The Mermaid of Newhall Lake
The reclamation of the Fergus River inter-tidal mud-flats
Clarecastle Heritage Trail
Big Houses in Clarecastle and Ballyea
World War One
Port of Clare
World War 2
Heritage Events 2013-2021