30 May 2022.
If you are not able to attend tomorrow's KDHS event (details below), or any of our lectures, then you can watch via Zoom.
Just follow the Zoom link below at the time of the lecture (8pm Irish Summer Time, Tuesday 31 May 2022) in order to participate.
Meeting ID: 885 0498 1574
Please note that we have had to increase Zoom security and are now using a waiting room for all Zoom events.
We will not admit you from the waiting room unless you identify yourself by your full name (first name and surname).
You will not be admitted if you use an alias such as "phone" or "tablet" or "computer" or "PC" (even if your real initials are PC) or "Kilrush" or "Clare" (even if your real name is Clare).
If you need to change your current alias to your real name:
* if you do not already have a username and password for Zoom, then sign up at
* go to
* sign in with your own Zoom username and password if necessary
* click the tiny "Edit" link towards the top right of the window
* type your real name in the Display Name box
* click the blue Save button
Then just make sure that you are logged in to the same Zoom account before entering the waiting room.
Please remember to remain muted during the presentation, particularly if you intend to take telephone calls or watch television or listen to the radio or use bad language to your barking dog at the same time (some people really do these things!). You may also want to keep your video off after being admitted to the Zoom call in order to prevent pressure on bandwidth at either end.
If you wish to participate in the discussion while muted, then you can select "Reactions" from the menu at the bottom of the Zoom window and select "Raise Hand" from the pop-up which appears. The hosts can then turn on your audio and video and allow you to participate.
The KDHS committee will be meeting before Tuesday's lecture to plan events for the summer months, including marking the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Society.
The Kilrush and District Historical Society's May lecture will be given by Liam Irwin, at the normal time and venue of 8pm on the last Tuesday of the month, 31 May 2022, in the Teach Ceoil on Grace Street in Kilrush. It will be a centenary lecture to mark the death on 9 April 1922 of Thomas Johnson Westropp.
The talk will outline the family background, life and career of the noted antiquarian TJ Westropp. His contribution to history, archaeology, folklore and place name studies, particularly of County Clare, will be discussed. The contribution of this dedicated scholar to these disciplines both in his own time and for subsequent researchers will also be assessed and evaluated.
Liam Irwin is retired Head of the History Department, Mary Immaculate College and former editor the North Munster Antiquarian Journal. He has written extensively about the life and work of Westropp.
KDHS lectures are free to members, EUR5 for non-members, payable on the night only. New members are welcome. The annual membership fee (July-June) is EUR20.
For new members joining now, their first year's membership will run to June 2023.