History of Clare
We have been lucky enough to be given permission by David Hatton to post his book about the history of Clare on the Clare-UK Website. David's book is an extensive collection of historical events and circumstances, which have over the years shaped the town of Clare.
The book is presented in separate volumes...
Book I is a wide-ranging A-Z of Clare's historical features and includes information about the medieval castle, market, key historically important buildings and potted biographies of the Clare Lords.
Book II - The Old Streets of Clare, is a comprehensive and information rich volume explaining the many streets within Clare, their meanings, historical facts and buildings. This volume is invaluable for both visitors and residents as it describes the town and it's buildings in an enormous amount of historic detail.
Book III is about Clare Priory - contains an extensive description of the house and its history under the Augustinian friars as well as its private ownership, infirmary, ruins and stories associated with the priory.
Book IV is all about the Town Church of St Peter & St Paul - and contains a detailed account of Clare's centrepiece church and articles on special aspects.
There are also three summary documents for those in a hurry - A summary of St Peter & St Paul Church, one for the Priory and lastly a summary document about the Non-Conformist religions in Clare.
Clare Vol. I
Clare Vol. II
Clare Vol. III
Clare Vol. IV
The books have been produced in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF), the viewer for which is available free of charge by clicking the link below. Just click on the relevant book above to view in your browser. To save the file to your computer right-click on the relevant book and select 'Save Target As'.