Reader seeks help with research

Reader seeks help with research


A Clare Herald reader is seeking help tracing a Clare man believed to have emigrated to Australia in the early 1900’s.

Dr Liam O’Connor, who is based in Western Australia, is hoping that someone might be able to help him with his research.

Liam says he’s seeking information on Denis (Dinny) Browne of Clare who spent time in Mountjoy Prison after the Truce. He moved to New South Wales, Australia and became family friend.

Liam believes this could be the same Denis Browne of Dromelihy documented in the 1911 Census and born 1898.

Please contact Dr Liam O’Connor by email at


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.