Old Kilfarboy Society

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The Old Kilfarboy Society is a community organisation formed to encourage general interest in the history, culture and traditions  of  Co. Clare.

The Society organises a programme of talks during the winter (October -March) on the second Tuesday of each month (Note the exception for the opening talk!) at 'The Malbay', Miltown Malbay and monthly visits to places of interest, locally, during the summer.

Visit to Inismean 7th August

The Society has organized a trip from Doolin to Inishmean (2,252acres)  for Sunday 7 Aug.  With a population of about 200, Inishmean is the middle and least visited of the three Aran Islands.  A guide will be provided to help the group experience the natural, cultural and traditional life of the island as it was, is and what the future holds.  A cup of tea will be available on arrival and lunch can be arranged.  Highlights of the island include the stone forts of Dun Chonchoir and Dun Fearbha, an early Christian church and Synge’s House.  Cars will leave Miltown Malbay church car park at 8.30 am and the group will meet at Doolin Pier at 9.30 for a 10.00am sailing.  The boat will leave the island at 4.15 pm and arrive back in Doolin at 5.00.  Contact Maura at 087-1264527 if interested in travelling.  The cost per person will be 25 Euro.


Programme for 2010-2011
Tuesday 26th October. ‘The mistelling and the misreporting of the events surrounding the killing of Alan Lendrum, RM’ by Eoin Shanahan

Tuesday 14th November. 

‘Matchmaking in Clare’. by Willie Daly
Tuesday 9th December. ‘’Designed by foreigners for the use of peasants ...’: The Concertina’. by Stephen Chambers
Tuesday 11th January. ‘Brigid and Celtic Mandala’. by Fr Denis Crosby
Tuesday 8th February Archivist and collector Criostóir Mac Cárthaigh from UCD, who will be speaking on The Schools' Folklore Scheme (1937-38) in West Clare. 
This has special relevance to this area as recently a group of Transition Year students from St Joseph’s Secondary School, Spanish Point, completed an index of the folklore collected by twenty three of the West Clare National Schools which took part in the scheme.
The meeting will take place at The Malbay, The Square, Miltown Malbay, commencing at 8.00pm; all are welcome. 
Tuesday 8th March,  'Climate Change and Natural Disasters in Ireland from  the 1755 Tsunami to the 2010 Co. Clare Earthquake" by Dr Kieran Hickey