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Housed in a former Church of Ireland edifice built in 1718, this small but engaging heritage center has exhibits on Clare farming, industry, commerce, language, and music, as well as a handy tearoom and gift shop. If you're named Kelly, Murphy, or Walsh (among others) and researching your family roots, you might also want to stop by its well-equipped genealogical research center. You can make use of the records they hold here, but if you're really interested in building your family tree, the staff will undertake a full-fledged family history report for between €195 and €425 or more, depending on how much work is required.