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East Clare Heritage Centre

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  • Name: East Clare Heritage Centre
  • Address: Tuamgraney, County Clare
  • Phone Number: 061 921351


East Clare Heritage was formed in 1989 as a not for profit voluntary group, with the primary objective of protecting, promoting and ultimately creating access to the vast heritage of East Clare. Since its inception in 1989, it has been extremely active in facilitating both intellectual and physical access to the heritage and history of East Clare. It's a totally voluntary and community based Company dedicated to giving a future to our past. The Company was formed in 1989 and within three years a 10th century church at Tuamgraney, County Clare was re-furbished for use as a Heritage Center. In 2002 East Clare Heritage Company received charitable status.

St. Cronan’s Church built in the first millennium is still used for worship and is open to the public as the East Clare Heritage Centre. It is the oldest church in Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales that is still in use. Brian Boru, the legendary High King of Ireland 1002-1014, worshipped here. Follow in his footsteps and give us a visit. Part of the building has been converted into a folk museum and tourist office. Visitors are welcome, all year around, Monday to Friday, from 1000-1700.