On This Day In Clare History – May 21

On This Day In Clare History – May 21

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onthisdayEvents that took place on this day down through Clare history.

1745 – Future Clare MP, Count Daniel O’Connell, a soldier in French and British services, was born in Derrynane, Co. Kerry.
1916 – Clocks and watches went forward one hour as the Daylight Saving Act (Summer Time) was introduced.
1999 – Work began on the new Clare Museum in Ennis.
2000 – Thousands of Christians celebrated the jubilee year by coming together in Killaloe Diocesan churches for National Pilgrimage Day.
2001 – The EU blue flag quality mark was awarded to 11 Clare beaches for the cleanliness of the water.

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