Fair Green, Clarecastle

Fair of Clare
Francis Power
GAA Stone
John Power
Famine Memorial Stone Inscription
Eric Shaw
Fair Green

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”

 

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