Tulla Weekend of Welcomes gets underway

Tulla Weekend of Welcomes gets underway

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The Tulla Weekend of the Welcomes will take place from Thursday 24 August – Sunday 27 August 2017 with a variety of events in the parish and surrounding areas.

The schedule will include:

Thursday 24 August

8pm – Tulla Courthouse – Upstairs Room

Dr. Liam Chambers, Chair, History Department at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Dr. Chambers will discuss the O’Molony Family in his entitled lecture Religion, politics and family: the O’Molonys of Kiltannon in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Dr. Chambers has lectured on the O’Molony family and the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century in Ireland and is the author of numerous articles on the subject of migration from Ireland to continental Europe, intellectual history of the early modern period.

At present, he is working on a study of Irish Colleges, student and clergy in Parish from the late sixteenth century to the late twentieth century.

 

Friday 25 August

8pm – Tulla Courthouse – Main Hall

Cuimhneach an Chlair Lecture

The Cuimhneach an Chlair project is internationally recognised for the preservation of the rich oral history of County Clare.  Their talk will discuss the interviews from some of Tulla’s citizens.

Saturday 26 August

10am – Tulla Courthouse, Upstairs Room

Genealogy Workshop hosted by Clare Roots Society members

Come along to find out how to get started on your family research and find out more about the local resources available in the County for doing so.

*2pm – Bird Walk, Eagle Hide, Mountshannon Harbour

Philip Brennan, Ornithologist and Guide

Philip Brennan will lead us on a walk and talk about the Mountshannon Eagles which have made their home along Lough Derg share.

NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE

Sunday 27 August 2 pm

2pm Tulla Mass Rock Celebration, Loughaun, Tulla

Fr. Brendan Quinlivan will celebrate and commemorate Mass as our ancestors did during Penal times. Suitable footwear required. Parking available at Mass Rock.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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