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Next Day Sun 20th

Monday 21st August

10.00 a.m.

Welcome talk and introductions. (Community Centre Ennistymon)

Meet the organising committee and the database administrators.

Outline schedule and venues.

Handover database to Clare local studies library.


Lunch and mixer


Depart Ennistymon Community centre for Quilty. Visit with "Wild Irish seaweed" Host Gerard and Evan Talty

(Please wear strong waterproof footwear and be prepared for rain, but say a prayer for fine weather)


Tasting of Wild Irish seaweed products at Cooney's Bar Quilty


Dinner at Cooney's Bar


McCarthys Bar Coore for evenings entertainment after which return to Hotel.

Gerard Talty will meet with our group and tell the history of his family in the area. He will also give some hands on experiences to visitors in saving the weed. Discuss the processing of the weed today and also the wonderful product range and their health benefits.

This Talty family originated in Coore, Mullagh, Co Clare and have been involved with harvesting sea weed for four generations in the area. This products was used mainly as a fertilizer, and in the production of cosmetics in the past. This family have made the transition from traditional practices in this field, to developing products which are current and in demand. This endeavor  maintains traditions while showing innovation and adaptation.

Evan Talty with Alison Crowzer, (Dragon from Dragons Den TV Programme) who has come onboard to promote the business of Wild Irish Seaweed Internationally.

Mickie and grandson Evan Talty harvesting seaweed in the traditional manner.

McCarthys Bar, Coore, Mullagh, Co Clare. This bar was run by proprietors Christopher McCarthy and wife Patricia Talty McCarty until recently when they passed the role on to their son Sennan.

McCarthys bar has been in operation since the late 1800’s and has been handed down through the generations. It is a favourite spot of many traditional musicians, and is patronised by many locals. Patricia Talty McCarthy is from Carhuduff, and has helped her husband Christopher keep the bar going for many years. Their son Sennan will be our host tonight and music will be provided by local musicians.