Fáilte chuig suíomh idirlín Mhuintir an Chláir, Baile Átha Cliath. Welcome to the Clare Association, Dublin website.
Our aims are to bring Clare people in the capital together, to create links with Clare people further afield and to render, where possible, aid and co-operation to worthy undertakings, objects and causes in or associated with Co. Clare.
The highlight of our year is the Clare Person of the Year Award which is presented at our annual dinner dance.
Muintir an Chláir - Clare Association Dublin is delighted to announce that the Marty Morrissey, RTÉ's Gaelic Games correspondent, has been presented with the Clareperson of the Year Award 2015 for his services to sport and to Gaelic games in particular.
In his youth Marty Morrissey was a dual player, playing hurling with Ballyea GAA and Clonbony GAA ,and Gaelic football with Kilmurry Ibrickane GAA, St. Flannan's College (runner up in the 1976 Munster Final), University College Cork and Clare GAA. He joined the RTÉ Sports Department in 1994, and has commentated on many sporting events but specialises in all matters GAA. He has worked on some of RTÉ Sport’s biggest productions including the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.
Tá an-áthas orainn a fhógairt gur bronnadh duais Muintir an Chláir - Clare Association Dublin Hall of Fame 2015 ar Shéamus Mac Mathúna. Is ceoltóir cáiliúil é Séamas Mac Mathúna agus tá sé ar a chumas an fliúit a sheinm, amhráin a chanadh agus portaireacht béil a dhéanamh.
Muintir an Chláir - Clare Association Dublin is proud to announce that Séamus Mac Mathúna has been presented with the Hall of Fame 2015 award for his contribution to traditional Irish music and song. From Gower, Cooraclare, Co.Clare, during his youth Séamus Mac Mathúna's interest in Irish music and singing was fostered by singers and musicians of the area.
When he was appointed Regional Organiser for Conradh na Gaeilge in Cork and Kerry, he moved to live in Cúil Aodha in the Muscraí Gaeltacht. An accomplished singer, musician and composer in his own right, in the 1970s he took up full time employment with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann as Timire Cheoil and moved to Dublin, where he recorded many of finest musicians and singers in Ireland for inclusion in the the Comhaltas Archive. Now in retirement, he continues to sing and perform regularly.
The awards were presented at the 2015 dinner dance in the Clyde Court Hotel, Ballsbridge on 31st January and a great night was had by all.