Heritage Week 2022
Heritage Week 2022 events were held at the Old (1935) School, Clarecastle on Thurs 18 Aug. 2022 6.45 pm to 8 pm and on Sun. 21 Aug. 2022 1 pm to 3 pm.
The events included:
Clarecastle Tree Survey Project
An interim summary report will be on display at this
Illustrated Parish Milestones
The Heritage Group has presented an Illustrated Parish
Milestones for Clarecastle & Ballyea in film as a
educational resource for the local
Tradition Boat Building
With the buyout of the net salmon licences by the Government in
2006 the traditions and skills require to build the fishing boats in
Clarecastle are in danger of being lost. Another traditional boat, the
punt boat, with large guns, has not been used on the river Fergus in
over 50 years.
The Heritage Group has filmed the making of the gandalows by two
of the former drift-net fishermen and the making of a punt boat by
Clarecastle Men’s Shed, in order to record and preserve these skills
for future generations,
Netta Sheedy 1917 Autograph Book
The Netta Sheedy Autograph Book is of national importance.
The Heritage Group has now presented the story in the form
of a short film which is an ideal way of bringing history alive.