On This Day takes a look at events that occurred in County Clare on this day down through history.
1821 – The Clare Journal reports: “In the barony of Inchiquin it was stated that over three thousand persons had neither food nor the means of procuring it.”
2000 – New licensing laws go into effect which give Clare drinkers an extra half hour in the pub
2003 – Clare sizzles as the temperature soars to 24ºC/72ºF
2009 – Joined by The London Symphony Chorus, conducted by Joseph Cullen, the Lismorahaun Singers performed Mozart’s Great Mass in C-Minor to an audience of 800 people in Ennistymon church. This epic work was dedicated to their great friend and patron John O Donohue.
2013 – Three bottle-nose dolphins which had taken up residence in a river in the Bunratty River attracting hundreds of curious onlookers every day, return to the Shannon Estuary.