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 Tuesday 22nd August

9.30 a.m.

Depart hotel for tour of Miltown Malbay parish. Identify the two Talty homesteads in Rineen enroute, visit churches in Miltown Malbay, Toureen, Glendine, Carhuduff. This parish appears to be the parish of origin of all families of that name.

12 noon

Lunch Miltown Malbay


Depart Mltown Malbay for Mt Callan Windfarm


Return to Hotel


Presentation on the History of Irish Music in Co Clare

6 p.m.

Dinner (Participants arrange their own dinner)

7.30 p.m.

Lecture and Presentation on the Talty Family Roots project and DNA project Results.

9 p.m.

Music entertainment in the hotel bar

Hugh Talty from Glendine, Co Clare married Mary Brogan in Boulanrudda, Inagh approx. 1845. The succeeding families farmed there. Hugh’s widow Mary Brogan Talty is recorded as holding 105 acres there in 1876. Much of this area was bog land and was rented out to others for saving turf (peat fuel for fires). Today the land is being utilized by their descendant John Talty for energy production also, in the form of a Wind Farm. It is the first wind farm to be built in Mid West Clare and is leading the way in alternative energy production. Our group will be met by Joe and John, and shown the homestead and windfarm. This is another example of innovation and adaptation of the traditional way of life to modern times and needs. Neart tri Buanseasmhacht - Strength through perserverance.

Right :Joe Talty Middle: John Talty - leading the way in the Mt Callan Wind Farm

Sean Talty and Uilleann Piper and Instrument maker will give a talk on the history of traditional Irish music in relation to his own family and in Co Clare generally. There are many traditional Irish musicians of that name or relations who hail from County Clare and all contribute to the maintenance of our cultural heritage. This talk will be a mix of information and music. Sean is from Glendine, Miltown Malbay and his ancestors lived there since the name commenced. Records exist of 8 generations at that location.

Sean Talty and son Cian Talty Uileann Pipers from Miltown Malbay

2000 year old historical Dolmon in the foreground and windmill to the rear.