This is a short account of five families that lived in and around the Newmarket-on-Fergus district in County Clare from the 1880s to the 1930s. It is an attempt to provide a short account of modern Irish history from the perspective of ordinary people in the aftermath of the Famine and during the Great War, the Rebellion and the Civil War. It will be of interest to local historians and those tracing their family history in County Clare.
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