Recent News Items from the 10th International Clan Gathering

Renew Now and Save

At the general meeting held on Friday 11 May 2018 during the 10th International Clan Gathering in Ennis, Co. Clare, the Chairman of the Clan Association, Shane O’Dea, announced that the Executive Committee had decided to increase the membership subscription from 30 Euro for 3 years to 35 Euro for 3 years.  The new subscription rate will take effect from 1 July 2018.  However, if you renew your membership today you will be asked to pay at the old rate of 30 Euro for 3 years.

You can renew online and pay using your credit card or debit card: Online Membership Renewal

Joan Koechig Inaugurated as Taoiseach (Clan Chieftain)

At a ceremony at the O’Dea Castle during the 10th International Clan Gathering held in May 2018 in Ennis, Co. Clare, Joan Koechig from St. Charles, Missouri, USA was inaugurated as Taoiseach (Clan Chieftain) of the Dysert O’Dea Clan.  She will hold office until July 2021 when the next Clan Gathering is due to be held.

You can find a complete list of the Clan Chieftains here: Clan Chieftains

Shane O’Dea elected as Tanaiste (Chieftain Elect)

At the 10th International Clan Gathering held in May 2018 in Ennis, Co. Clare, Shane O’Dea of Blackrock, Co Dublin and formerly of New Road, Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland was elected as Tanaiste (Chieftain Elect).  He will take up the position of Taoiseach (Clan Chieftain) at the next Clan Gathering to be held in Ennis in July, 2021.

You can find a complete list of the Clan Chieftains here: Clan Chieftains

New Branding Adopted by the O’Dea Clan

At the 10th International Clan Gathering held in Ennis, Co. Clare in May 2018, the Clan adopted a new logo and other branding elements.

Credit for this initiative must go to the Treasurer, Karen Dwyer.  Karen gave a presentation about the new branding for the Clan on 11 May 2018.  You can view, download, or print this presentation here: ODea Clan Brand Presentation

If you have any comments or suggestions about the new Clan branding, please contact Karen: treasurer@odeaclan.org

We have now applied the key elements of the new branding to the Clan web site.  If you have any comments or suggestions about the new look web site, please contact us here: webmaster@odeaclan.org

Please note that we’ve also updated:

A Special DVD Commemorating the Battle of Dysert O’Dea in 1318 is Now on Sale

A special DVD commemorating the Battle of Dysert O’Dea in 1318 is now on sale.  A companion CD with music from the DVD is also available.

This is a special commemorative DVD created for the O’Dea Clan Gathering in 2018.

The purpose of the DVD is to remember and celebrate the Battle of Dysert O’Dea on May 10th 1318, when the Norman forces in Ireland were defeated by the allied Irish forces, which ultimately ended the Norman Invasion of Ireland.  The Normans had arrived into Ireland in 1169 and dominated the Irish landscape for almost 150 years.  This decisive battle left Ireland free from outside influences for the next 200 years, and heralded in a period in Gaelic Ireland which allowed the development of our native arts, architecture and culture, the period to which our national treasures in stone, precious metals and manuscripts belong.

You can submit your online orders here: http://odeaclan.org/online-store-ireland/dvd-a-commemoration-of-the-battle-of-dysert-odea-1318/

Presentation of the Inaugural Clans of Ireland Historical Site Plaque to the O’Dea Clan

At a ceremony at Dysert O’Dea Castle, near Corofin, Co. Clare which was held during the 10th International Clan Gathering held in Ennis, Co Clare on 10 to 13 May 2018 in Ennis, Co. Clare, Dan McGrath, of the Clans of Ireland Historical Sites Committee, presented the O’Dea Clan with the Inaugural Clans of Ireland Historical Site Plaque in recognition of the great work and promotion of the Clan by the O’Dea Clan Association. This is the first plaque of recognition to be presented to an Irish Clan by the Clans of Ireland.

Information about the Clan of Ireland can be found here: http://www.clansofireland.ie/baile/

Presentation to James O’Dea

Presentation to James O’Dea at the farewell banquet held as part of the 10th International Clan Gathering in Ennis on Sunday 13 May 2018 in recognition of his many years of service to the success of the O’Dea Clan Gatherings from 1990 to 2018.

Lectures and Workshops from the 10th International Clan Gathering in Ennis – May 2018

The Battle of Dysert O’Dea

Keynote Lecture by Katharine Simms about the Battle of Dysert O’Dea – 10 May 2018 (this is a PDF which you can view, download, or print): The Battle of Dysert ODea – Katharine Simms

Lecture on O’Dea/O’Day/Dee DNA Project

Presentation by Paddy Waldron about the O’Dea/O’Day/Dee DNA Project – 11 May 2018: http://pwaldron.info/ODea/

The video of Paddy Waldron’s presentation is now available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pZ5jmaRzhk

DNA Workshop

DNA Workshop with mention of the DNA the O Deas of Aglishcormick, Co. Limerick – Paddy Waldron & Edmond O’Dea – 11 May 2018 (this is a PDF which you can view, download, or print): ODea clan presentation may 2018

Clan Branding

Presentation by Karen Dwyer about the new branding for the Clan – 11 May 2018 (this is a PDF which you can view, download, or print): ODea Clan Brand Presentation

The Journey of the Flag

View photos showing the journey of the flag around the world.

The flag’s journey includes these locations:

  • Dublin, Ireland.
  • Rome, Italy.
  • Bellview, Illinois, USA.
  • South Australia.
  • New Zealand.

Photos from the 10th International Clan Gathering in Ireland – 2018

Videos from the 10th International Clan Gathering in Ireland – 2018

 

Photos from the Re-enactment of the Battle of Dysert O’Dea – May 2018

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