First published in 1979, the Clare Association Yearbook contains news of the Association’s activities as well as articles on aspects of history, sport, literature, folklore and music which relate to County Clare.


Launch of Special Diamond Jubilee publication: ‘Clare: Our People Our Place’ Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare,  Friday 2nd November, 2018

The Clare Association’s Special Diamond Jubilee publication celebrating 60 years of The Clare Association – Muintir an Chláir from 1959 – 2019.

Clare: Our People Our Place was launched on Friday, 2nd November, by the 2018 Clare Person of the Year, John Burke, at 7 the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis. When launching ‘Clare: Our People Our Place’ John Burke gave a talk on Elevate’s journey in ‘Raising the Banner for Youth Wellness.


This year’s bumper yearbook contains thirty-five articles and features collected to inform, inspire and showcase aspects of history, sport, literature, business, tourism, folklore, music and achievements relating to County Clare.

Relive the excitement of Clare’s historic 1992 Munster Football Final victory with an evocative feature recalling the pride and celebrationsthat ensued……… Mike Hanrahan recalls the ‘good times, fun times, exciting and momentous times’ in forty years of Stocktons Wing..…… a specially commissioned review of the debut CD of the 2017 TG4 Young Musician of theYear……… the remarkable life and achievements of the pioneering Dr. Brendan O’Regan………. reflect on the poignant issues faced by emigrants past and present……….observe a moment for those who perished in the Great Famine of 1845-52………learn of the astonishing Fanore School Case scandal………re-examine the tragic shootings at Canada Cross, Miltown Malbay…….. commemorate the contribution of the Clare men involved in the pivotal hunger strikes of 1917……… explore the history and development of the Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey Centre……… recall the historic first ever summit ascent of Mount Everest by a Clare person..…… remember the most successful ever Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Inis and a preview the Fleadh Cheoil na Mumham coming to Inis in 2018…..…….All of this and much more in this year’s bumper Clare Association Yearbook, (paperback, 112 pages).


Mr. Eoin Shanahan launched the Clare Association Dublin Year Book in O’Shea’s Merchant Hotel, Merchants’ Quay, Dublin on November 7th, 2015.

The contents of the 2017 yearbook include: The Journey Homeward by Michael Maloney; Arrest in Ennistymon by Mick O’Connor; Friends and Supporters of Clare GAA, Dublin by Pat Nihill; 19th Century Kilmurry-MacMahon by Br Seán MacMahon; Book Review: Out of Darkness: the Blind Piper of Inagh by Séan Ó Laoire; Peaceful Coromroe by Chris Droney; The Hurlers of Kilcorney by Mathew Bermingham; Kilkee: Home and Away by Paddy McDonnell; Hurlers and Footballers bring League honours to Clare by Séamus Hayes; Clune, Patrick Joseph (1864-1935) by D.F. Burke; The Redmond Cup by John Reidy; The late Paddy Sheehan, MSC remembered by Tony Mulvey; The Railway Children by Mary Vaughan; Clare Armada Search by John J. Treacy; The formative years of the Kilrush Races 1969-1890 by Dr Paul Paul O’Brien; Photographs from the Fleadh Mór, 1916 in Ennis by John Kelly; The Fleadh down in Ennis by Robbie MacMahon

Also included are reports on the association’s activities during the past year including an account of the annual dinner dance when Willie Keane was the recipient of the Clare Person of the Year Award.