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Friday 25th August

South Clare Tour - Tour guide Paddy Waldron

10 am depart Hotel

This tour will bring in places like Doonbeg, Moyasta, Vandeleure walled garden Kilrush, Lisdeen, Rahiniska, Kilbaha, Bridges of Ross, Carrigaholt and Kilkee.

Tour will stop for lunch in Kilrush.

South Clare has spectacular views and is equally interesting as is North of the County. Many of the places which will be visited will have significance to the Talty visitors and their ancestry.

6pm Return to hotel for dinner (Participants arrange their own dinner)

7.30 “The Immigrant Experience” - How immigrants adapted to their newly adopted home.

9.30pm pm Ceili with  “Kilfenora Ceili Band” at the hotel function room. Open to the public. (See ticket sales page top)

Village of Doonbeg - home of Taltys of Killard and surrounding area.

Vandeleure walled gardens - remaining part of Vandeleure estate. Francis Talty worked as a stewart for Crofton Moore Vandeleure. Mathew Talty and others were agents for lands on estate.

The little ark in Kilbaha has survived since the 1860’s and was used to say mass during the difficult famine years and religious prohibition. Anthony Talty from Kilbaha sent home money to build this church after going to the USA despite the challenges they had to face.


Bridges of Ross

Kathleen Talty leader of Cumman na mBan in Manchester in 1920. Credited with helping a number of prisoners escape including Eamonn DeVelera

Kilfenora Ceili Band Open Air in Kilfenora 2017

Late Late Show

The Kilfenora Céilí Band - Smooth Criminal

It is our privilege to have the Kilfenora Ceili band play for us tonight. A band which has been entertaining and enthralling audiences for over 100 years.

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