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Cape Clear Museum is housed in a restored old schoolhouse and contains some several hundred artefacts of island maritime and folklife interest. There are, to date, over 100 framed exhibition panels in the collection which deal with fourteen different themes of island heritage. Each theme may have from around six to fourteen exhibition panels, but only a few of these may be exhibited at any one time. Anniversary and special exhibitions are also mounted.Aspects covered in the exhibition panels include : Island History, Shipwrecks, Archaeology, Signal Towers and Telegraphs, Placenames, Famine, Education, Genealogy, Folk and farm, Fishing, Boatbuilding and the Baltimore Fishery School.

Maritime Artefacts

Household Artefacts

Fastnet Lighthouse

The story of the building of the Fastnet Lighthouse and that of the 1979 Fastnet Race is presented in an audio-visual Display as well as in mounted exhibition panels. Aspects of the history of the O Driscoll Family Worldwide also feature.

Aspects covered in the exhibition panels include : Island History, Shipwrecks, Archaeology, Signal Towers and Telegraphs, Placenames, Famine, Education, Genealogy, Folk and farm, Fishing, Boatbuilding and the Baltimore Fishery School.
The story of the building of the Fastnet Lighthouse and that of the 1979 Fastnet Race is presented in an audio-visual Display as well as in mounted exhibition panels.

Events Organised by the Museum

The Naomh CiarĂ¡n-St Piran Millennium Jubilee Pilgrimage from Cornwall to Cape Clear and Seir Kieran, Co. Offaly (2000); The 25th Anniversary of the 1979 Fastnet Race Remembrance Ceremony (2004); For details Click News Section
The 25th Anniversary of the O Driscoll Clan Gathering-Heritage Exhibition (2011).