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New voices and stories from times gone by will be shared on the final day of the Bealtaine Festival.

Each year, the Bealtaine Festival celebrates the arts and creativity as we age. The archive of Cuimhneamh an Chláir (www.clarememories.ie) has expanded with more memories and storytelling added.

The scourge of TB in 1940s Doolin, the cheapness of workers’ lives on the Shannon Scheme, stories of pipe-smoking grannies, dead bodies in the yard, and houses that weren’t there are just some of the stories that have emerged through the work of new volunteer transcribers at Cuimhneamh an Chláir.

In recent months, Cuimhneamh an Chláir has welcomed new volunteers through the Clare Volunteer Centre. They have had the time-consuming but rewarding task of transcribing more of the stories of Clare’s older citizens that are held in its archive.

On the last day of Bealtaine, Cuimhneamh an Chláir is inviting all interested people to a zoom gathering to listen to these new voices and stories which takes place on Monday (May 31st) at 7:30pm. The gathering will be presented by Paula Carroll.

To register your interest, email info@clarememories.ie, a zoom link will be sent to you closer to the date.

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