Lunchtime lectures at Clare Museum during Heritage Week
Clare Museum in Ennis will host two lunchtime lectures during Heritage Week, which runs from 18th to 26th August.
The first lecture, ‘The Doughboys: US Soldiers from Clare in World War 1’, will be presented by Ger Browne, a local historian of Clare people who participated in World War One. 2018 marks the centenary year of US Army and Marine Corps engagements with the German forces in France, battles which saw Clare-born immigrants to the United States lose their lives. Mr Browne’s presentation on his research will be on Wednesday 22 August.
A lecture on Frederic William Burton and his close links to Clare will be given by Dr Marie Bourke on Thursday, 23rd August. Dr Bourke is a former Head of Education at the National Gallery of Ireland and she recently curated a temporary exhibition on Burton at the National Gallery. A number of items relating to Burton, on loan from the Heritage Centre in Corofin, will be on display in Clare Museum.
Both talks are free to the public and will start at 1.05 pm and end at 1.45 pm.
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