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. The 2014 recipient is Mr. Davy Fitzgerald, RTÉ Sports Manager of the Year Award 2013, Manager of the County Clare Senior Hurling team and the 2013 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship winners.
We wish to acknowledge the well-deserved success of the Clare Senior hurling team in winning the All-Ireland Championship in a thrilling match replay against Cork on September 28, 2013.
This talented team lifted the spirits of Clare people everywhere in a magnificent display of hurling skill which made this match one of the most enjoyable sporting spectacles in recent times. We would like to offer our heartfelt congratulations to all the players, the management team and the Clare GAA County Board and to wish you all every success in the future.
In recent years a Hall of Fame Award was initiated and this year's recipient is sociologist Fr. Harry Bohan in honour of his many years of work in rural development. A former Clare hurling manager in the late 1970s and early 1980s, winning two National League hurling titles and reaching three Munster finals, he later served as a hurling selector. One of Ireland's best known social commentators, he founded the Rural Resource Organisation which built houses in 120 villages throughout Ireland.
Fr. Bohan founded the Céifin Centre for Values in 1998, which evolved from practical experience of developing communities across Ireland in an effort to counter the growth of cities. Céifin's main aim is to generate the capacity for debate on social change issues. It does this through facilitating a number of activities and programmes including conferences, lectures, workshops and research projects. Further information on these initiatives is available at www.ceifin.com