Heritage Week in Clarecastle 2014

Kilfenora Concert picture with Fr Harry Brady , Eric Shaw &John Lynch. Photo by John Power
Land & People 1 CBH&WG

Heritage Week 2014.

  • In August, Irish TV, a television company, filmed scenes at  Killone Abbey with Eric Shaw, the Quay with Dr Joe Power and Jean Ryan and interviewed Stephen Sheedy in his home at Barnageeha for the programme, Country Matters.
  • Publication of Land & People 1.

On 28 August 2014, as part of our 2014 Heritage Week activities we launched our first group publication, Land and People 1. This included the results of the fieldname survey, together with twenty-three feature articles on the themes of local ‘land and people’.  The book was well supported, selling over 500 copies.

  • An exhibition of photographs, maps and artefacts arising from the fieldname survey and from the publication of Land & People 1 was mounted in the Old school, Clarecastle.
  • Kilfenora Ceili Band in Concert.John Lynch, leader of the Kilfenora Ceili Band, was approached about the possibility of holding a concert in Clarecastle church. John readily agreed and after much work, a wonderful concert was held, to a packed and very appreciative audience 24 August, 2014.175th Anniversary of SS. Peter and Paul church in Clarecastle A special Mass was organised by the parish council to mark the 175th anniversary of the church in 29 June 2014. The Heritage and Wildlife group presented two decorated scrolls, prepared by Dr. Joe Power, detailing the history of the two churches at Ballyea and Clarecastle to the parish. 

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