|1. Symposia / Historical Safaris
2. Heritage Campuses
Royal Irish Academy
- First Clare Island Survey
- New Survey of Clare Island
- Geology/ soils/ quaternary
- Marine biology
6. Human History
9. Contact us
10. Where is Clare Island ?
|The Centre for
Island Studies was
established in 1989 on Clare Island. Its aims are to explore and promote the human and
natural heritage of Clare Island as well of other Irish off-shore islands. It strives to
make available to the general public the wealth of material which has been written and
researched about Clare Island. In addition, links with other islands and with other
heritage and environmental projects have been established which has widened the scope of
webpage and its other activities, the Centre hopes to
interdisciplinary awareness of vital elements of Irish island heritage. Clare Island is
unique among Irish islands in that it has been and is being extensively studied in a
multidisciplinary context.The work of the monumental Clare
Island Survey (1911-1913), conducted by R.L. Praeger, and now the New Survey of Clare Island (1989-2000)
sponsored by the Royal Irish Academy,
as well as other studies and research projects
have resulted in a tremendous amount of scientific, historical, folkloric and sociological
information concerning the island.
The Centre for
Island Studies produced five booklets about the island:Studying an Island;Rocks, Trees and Bogs on
Clare Island; Neolithic, Bronze, and Iron-Age Man on Clare Island; Early Christian sites
on Clare Island; and From Grace O'Malley to the Present day on Clare Island.
These booklets have been updated and revised and will be produced as one publication early
information to both visitorsand islander alike, which up until now often appeared to be
fragmented or unavailable.
The Centre for Island Studies has been organizing Symposia,
Clare Island Historical Safaris, and conducting
independent research. It has also been
liasing with the Royal Irish Academy since 1989, and has co-sponsored
and organized two European Heritage and
Environmental Campuses on the island (1994, 1996).
This homepage aims to make some of this
material available as well as indicating where one can go to get further information. It
also seeks to make contact with similar islomanes- those who find living on islands and visiting islands
Web-masters: Alejandra Rodriguez & Dominique Perarnaud
Last update : May 26, 1999.