The learning curve in developing a countywide system for the collection, preservation and sharing of Clare's folk heritage has be shortened by obtaining expertise through contact and liaison with national and international organisations and associations.  Below are links to some orgaisations in Ireland and abroad who have made valliant efforts to preserve culture and heritage. 


Oral History Network of Ireland

The aim of the OHNI is to bring together oral historians and folklore collectors from all around the country.  Cuimhneamh an Chláir is a founding member of the Oral History Network of Ireland. 


Oidhreacht an Chláir

Oidhreacht an Chláir is a community-based company formed to promote the study of the culture of County Clare.


Clare Library Folklore page

The Clare Library website contains a significant amount of information relating to Clare Folklore and local history.


Cork Northside Folklore Project
The Northside Folklore Project was founded as a non-profit community research archive in partnership with the Department of Folklore and Ethnology at University College Cork, Northside Community Enterprises and FÁS.


GAA Oral History Project

This is a project about the Gaelic Athletic Association: our games, our people, our history, our place in Irish life.

The Peace Process: Layers of Meaning

This project involves the collection and storage of interviews of the recollections and views of key figures in the peace process. 


Clare County Archives 


Clare Heritage Officer


Clare Placenames Committee


Co. Louth Oral History Archive 


The National Folklore Collection UCD


Oral History Society

Lots of good ideas and tips about celebrating Irish traditions! Link sent to us by an
American student who used our site to develop his PowerPoint presentation for a
unit in Irish Celtic Culture.


Check out the links below created by Laura Bernero, a college student from Nebraska, USA.  She met with one of our Cuairteoirí at the Burren Center in Kilfenora when she visited last October. She has since written several pieces comparing our stories with those of elderly citizens in the U.S. (Nebraska specifically). She generously sent them on.  Her writing pieces are accompanied by photographs by a classmate of hers.  Míle buíochas Laura...


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