Emigration has created a Clare Diaspora which has resulted in millions of people world-wide who can trace their ancestry to County Clare. From the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, South Africa and Argentina, many thousands of people seek a greater understanding of the lives of their ancestors, and an awareness of their own personal heritage.
The Genealogical Centre houses the most comprehensive research material, held at any one location, to enable persons with Clare roots to trace their ancestry.
The Clare Heritage Centre Museum is an award-winning presentation of the material aspect of 19th century social, educational and folk life. Its focus on themes such as Famine, Emigration and Education provides an intimate experience of Irish life in general before the Great Famine. Also on display is the Tau-Cross.