Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage & Wildlife Group
The discovery and restoration of old cinefilm taken in Clarecastle in the 1950s showing aspects of the village that have changed and in particular, the unloading of ships at Clarecastle Quay. The arrival of ships ceased in 1969 and the film captures the maritime history of our port of Clare in full colour. Clarecastle is the faster growing village in Clare and there are many people now living here who would be totally unaware of the importation of coal, timber and other products from England, the Baltic countries and Canada. Other events linked to the quay such as the annual regatta are also captured in the film. The film is an important archival item that will benefit the local schools as well as the general public and will be a nostalgic reminder of times past for the older generation.