01 August 2015 - 07 August 2015
The Rose of Clare festival is now in existence since 1979. The Festival is designed to cater for all age groups and is a “Fun” week. While there are many social and sporting events through the week, the Highlight of the Festival is the selection of the “ Rose of Clare”. This is now a very prestigious event with contestants from within and outside the County. Sixteen contestants were interviewed on stage over two nights by Colm O Connor of the Cork Examiner. There is also a panel of judges who in...
28 August 2015 - 30 August 2015
Ellen (Nell) Galvin as she was locally known was born Ellen McCarthy, and lived at Ballydineen, Knockalough, Co. Clare. She was born in 1887. Around the 1920’s and 1930’s a famous blind Piper named Garret Barry lived in Inagh Co. Clare. He was a regular visitor to the McCarthy home. Nell was one of his pupils and she played both the Concertina and Fiddle from a very young age.