Treat yourself to a journey of a lifetime.....
courtesy of Larry Brennan of Clare Roots Society...
"Aristocrats and itinerants, unionists and nationalists, Catholics and Protestants – the Great War united thousands of Clare men and women to a cause for which many of them would go out to fight and die. Their motives varied from a sense of duty to 'king and country' to concern about the fate of 'poor Catholic Belgium'; from mercenary motives, fuelled by poverty, to the moral duty to fight for civilization against the 'savage Huns'. Some followed 'Redmond's call' to secure Home Rule, while others enlisted for sheer adventure. The work attempts, for the first time, to understand what really happened in County Clare during the Great War, how its economic and political life was radically transformed during this terrible conflict, and how the contribution of those who gave their lives was largely written out of history.' - See more at: http://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/index.php/thp-ireland/clare-and-the-great-war-pb.html#sthash.9D1wRBWa.dpuf "
18 June, 2015 - 14:55
Cora McNulty, writer of 'St. Michael's Villas – A History and Miscellany' was born in St Michael's Villas in 1957.
Her book documents the area from its time of construction circa 1953 on-wards. Cora says at that time they were country people, living very simple lives, post WW2 but we very happy and this book is a social history project, it is important these special times are remembered.