• Míle Buíochas
    Míle Buíochas

    Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for our inaugural charity walk on October 12th.  A great day had by all.  A special thanks too to Shannon Airport, Roche Ireland and St. Tola Goats Cheese for sponsoring the event.

  • Heritage Week 2014
    Heritage Week 2014

    Make sure to join us for 2 "Come here til I tell ya" sessions hosted by Cuimhneamh an Chláír at Kilrush Public Library on August 27th from 6:30-7:30pm and at Kilfinaghty Public Library, Sixmilebridge on August 28th 6:30-7:30pm.  All welcome and free admission!

  • Cuimhneamh ar TG4!
    Cuimhneamh ar TG4!

    Cuimhneamh an Chláir were recently featured on TG4's new series, Ar Fud na Tíre.  Clare historian, 87 year old Br Seán McNamara, was featured as part of this special programme, which looks at our work across county Clare. 

    You can see it on TG4's 'Ar Fud na Tíre' here: http://nasc.tg4.tv/1fiAZWI

  • Happy New Year
    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year to all our interviewees and supporters! Click here to listen to a selection of Christmas Memories collected as part of our ongoing collection and preservation work. Fantastic stories of Christmas' gone by.

  • Better Together Award - Finalist
    Better Together Award - Finalist

    Thanks to everyone for all their support - Cuimhneamh an Chláir have been shortlisted for the 2013 Better Together Video Award after coming in the Top 10 most voted-for entries!


HOMEPAGE 'When an old man dies, a library burns'





Cuimhneamh an Chláir (Memories of Clare) was formed by a group of volunteers in February 2009. We are an independent and voluntary group that digitally record, archive and share the memories, folklore, traditions and oral history of county Clare, through interviews with the county's oldest citizens.   We have trained and mobilised 50 volunteers referred to as Cuairteoirí, from across County Clare to help in this process.   We are proud to have now conducted over 600 interviews all accross our county with the wonderful older people of Clare.   






Our work has been been awarded/nominated for the following awards:


pride_of_place_2012     silver_surfer     B_to_A     better_together     volunteer_ireland



From January 2010 to April 2014, we have documented the life stories, memories and folklore of over 530 of Clare's oldest citizens, amounting to over 600 recordings and almost 2,000 hours of audio with people aged 65 – 106 (fourteen over the age of 100). In total, over 110 of those recorded have since passed away.


The latter reminds us of the reality that once lost the memories of our elders can never be retrieved. We have been fortunate to obtain support from the Clare Local Development Company towards capital, research and animation.  Gealaimid go ndéaneoimíd ár ndhicheall ar son muintir an Chláir chun oidhreacht chultúra an chontae a chaomhnú agus a chur chun cinn.





We have been awarded grants in recognition of our work from:

CLDC age_friendly_county_programme atlantic_philantrophies ebs

 CFI  heritage_council allianz


We have partnered with the following organisations


 clareed  age_action   National_Heritage_Week  Clare_Volunteer_Centre   StFrancisCULogo OHNI  Clare_FMIrishFestLogo Seol_Sionna 1-Active_Aging 




In the Media

left direction
29 August 2012, Articles
24 August 2012, Articles
16 August 2012, Articles
RTE Radio 1 Feature
27 June 2011, Audio
Nuacht TG4
06 May 2011, Video
RTE Nationwide
05 May 2011, Video
Paddy Gleeson Feature
15 November 2010, Audio
Local Press Coverage
15 December 2009, Articles
The Clare People 1/12/09
01 December 2009, Articles
right direction

National Development PlanLEADERThe European Agricultural Fund for Rural DevelopmentClare Local Development CompanyDepartment of the Environment Community and Local Government