Faiche an Aonaigh
Fair Green – (including the GAA Centenary Stone and Famine Memorial Stone)
The site of perhaps the oldest fair in Clare. King Henry III granted Robert de Muscregos, a Norman settler, the right to hold annual fairs and weekly markets at Clarecastle in 1253. This patent for the Fair of Clare was renewed by King James 1 on 4 October 1606 to Donough O’Brien, Earl of Thomond. The last Fair of Clare was held in May 1968.
Also located on the Fair Green are the GAA Centenary Stone erected by the local GAA and unveiled by President Patrick Hillary in 1987 and the Famine Memorial Stone erected by Clarecastle Ballyea Heritage and Wildlife Group in 2013.
“Beidh aonach amárach i gContae an Chláir”