The archival material contained within Clare County Council’s Archival repository reflects both Local Government activities dating back to the 18th century while also containing records of private and local provenance such as estate papers, business archives from local businesses and personal papers.
The conservation of archival material is vital in ensuring the survival of records for future generations. The outcome of this conservation project through joint funding from the Heritage Council and Ennis Town Council has enabled material which previously had been too vulnerable to be accessed by researchers, be consulted in their physical format. The archivist each year must make a selection of vulnerable archival material from within our collections which is danger of further deterioration and may be of high value in terms of research and needed to be made accessible. Due to budget constraints a small selection of items may only be conserved every year thus making the grants from the Heritage Council so vital.
Work carried out in 2014