The Churches of Clare Ireland is an ever expanding section detailing the history of the county's places of religious worship past and present.
Down through the millennia (6000 years), religious rituals and ceremonies have been part of our heritage with ancient sites littered throughout the area and especially in the Burren where the Poulnabrone Dolmen is a striking example of portal tomb dating back to around 2,500 BC.
In the modern era the Franciscan and Cistercian Orders built the first substantial chapels, burial grounds and schools starting way back in the 1200s, in the process establishing the foundations for human settlements in the region some of which have lasted up to the present day.
The Cathedral of Saint's John and Paul in Ennis is the main church of the Diocese of Killaloe and under its mantle stands all the other churches within this domain.
For genealogy and family history buffs the information regarding the churches where family members were christened, married and sent to rest is invaluable and we will be constantly adding more each week.
Enhancing this section is our schools and cemetery archives which will also build into a comprehensive list over time as will our surname database.
This work is very time consuming and we would appreciate your input by sending us your photos and the stories that go with them for inclusion here, so please help us out if you can.
We also encourage you to submit your articles for publication on the site and you are allowed to include a backlink (1 only) to your blog or website within the article. We reserve the right to edit any submission.
Clare Abbey | Clarecastle Church | Ennis Cathedral | Old Friary | Immaculate Conception Kilkee | Inagh Church | Kilfinaghty Church | Lahinch Church | St Columba's Church | St Finnachta's Church | St Joseph's Church | The Little Church
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