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The Attic | Hotel Doolin

Stories of Doolin, Lough and Moher

From the Cuimhneamh an Chláir Archive A night of stories, histories and memories Friday 23 June 8pm, The Attic at Hotel Doolin FREE EVENT

Stories of Doolin, Lough and Moher
Stories of Doolin, Lough and Moher

Time & Location

23 Jun 2023, 20:00

The Attic | Hotel Doolin, Fitz Cross, Teergonean, Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland

About the event

Stories from Doolin, Luogh & Moher

from the Cuimhneamh an Chláir Archive

A night of stories, histories and memories

Friday 23 June 8pm, The Attic at Hotel Doolin

FREE EVENT

Presented by Paula Carroll

Cuimhneamh an Chláir presents stories collected in the Doolin area at a free community event in The Attic at Hotel Doolin onFriday 23 June at 8pm.

The area of the North Clare coast from Doolin to Moher has been recognised as a rich repository of tradition all through the 20thcentury. The Irish Folklore Commission sent collectors there from 1920s on, the American anthropologists Arensberg and Kimball studied the area in the 1930s.

In Co. Clare itself we have done our own bit to collect and preserve some of the most interesting voices and stories from this beautiful part of Clare. For Friday 23 June, Cuimhneamh an Chláir has also invited individual collectors Joe Queallyand Dick Grant to share some of their collections too.

Expect to hear voices of the past, including Gussie McMahon, dancer, singer, stonecutter from Luogh, Gus O’ Connor, proprietor of one of the most famous pubs in Ireland, Mary Ellen Curtin, concertina player, Jack Nagle tradition-bearer from Moher. Voices from the present include Tom Doherty, Gerard ‘Buddy’ Flanagan, Sean O’ Connor and more. We’ll also hear voices from Doolin emigrants like Gerry Fitzgerald and Mary Sherlock, daughter of the well-known storyteller Paddy Sherlock.

The communities of Doolin, Luogh, Moher and beyond are invited to come along to this free event and share their own memories too.

Friday 23 June 8pm, The Attic, Hotel Doolin

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Notes to editors:

Cuimhneamh an Chláir / Clare Memories is an independent, voluntary charity, which digitally records, archives and shares the oral heritage of Co. Clare, through interviews with the county’s older citizens in its diverse communities.

Cuimhneamh an Chláir acknowledges the ongoing support of Clare County Council through Clare Libraries. We are grateful to the Heritage Council for support through the Heritage Capacity Fund. We acknowledge Rethink Ireland and EI Electronics for support for developmental work 2021 – 2023.

For more information please contact Paula Carroll, Project Coordinator, at 086 3170334 or paula@clarememories.ie

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