This is a collection of resources and links to help you stay connected.
Learn how to draw a beautifully detailed Irish Hare step-by-step. As part of National Drawing Day, Clare artist Marie Connole taught a remote drawing class on 16th May. You can still view this online. It's perfect for beginners and experienced artists of any age. Marie’s teaching combines easy to follow instructions with stories and folklore to enliven your imagination.
All you need is a pencil, a rubber, a piece of paper, and yourself. Marie suggests using three pencils (Light 2H, Medium 2B, and Dark 6B) if possible, but not required.
Marie Connole is a visual artist, illustrator and teacher based in Co. Clare, Ireland. Her studio practice combines drawing, painting, installation, and animation. She works through highly personal thematic content involving storytelling, the subconscious, and the natural world. You can find out more about Marie and her work here: http://www.marieconnole.com/
Clare County Library has a range of e-resources available to library members. They include e-books, e-audio books, e-newspapers, e-magazines, language and other training courses. Check out e-Resources on http://www.clarelibrary.ie/
Have you a garden, big or small? Are you teaching kids from home? There’s a wonderful new booklet packed with ideas on simple ways to help biodiversity in your garden. 'Gardening for Biodiversity' is written by Juanita Browne and supported by Local Authority Heritage Officers and funded by the Heritage Council and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Clare County Council Local Studies are promoting all resources which are available on the library website. This includes over thirty photographic archives. The Bluett Collection of photographic slides depicts life in Clare from the 1940-60s; the Clare Railways Collection consists of over 300 photographs and the Lawrence Collection consists of 40,000 glass plate negatives from 1880-1914.
Explore the wonders of the National Gallery of Ireland's collection, and take a leisurely stroll around our beautiful galleries from the comfort of your own home in the first in a series of virtual tours.