Renewing Your Membership

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You can renew your Membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association online: Membership Renewal

If you have a PayPal account, you can pay using PayPal.  Otherwise, you can pay using your Credit Card or Debit Card.

If you’re not sure of your membership status, please contact us by email here: Please check my Membership Status

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The Dysert O’Dea Clan is a Registered Member of the Clans of Ireland

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The Dysert O’Dea Clan is a Registered Member of the Clans of Ireland.  The current membership certificate is shown below.

You can read about the Clans of Ireland here: http://www.clansofireland.ie/baile/

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Clan Gathering Opinion Survey – Thank You

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Dear Clan Members,

Here is a message from the Chairman of the Clan Association and the Taoiseach (Clan Chieftain).

Thank you all those who participated in our recent Survey.  We were blown away by the incredible response and welcome the insights your responses provided.
 
You can view a summary of the Survey Results here: https://odeaclan.org/clan-gathering-opinion-survey/survey-results/
 
As you know, the last Clan Gathering in Ireland was held in May 2018.  The next one was to have been held in July 2021, but we had to defer this.  We are starting to plan to hold the next Clan Gathering, again in Ennis Co. Clare, from 8-10 July 2022.  We anticipate that fewer people will be willing to attend owing to what we anticipate will be continuing uncertainty regarding Covid-19, including what regulations may be in place regarding visiting other countries, and that costs relating to all aspects of travel are expected to have increased.
 
Before the end of the year, we intend to provide indicative prices for a Gathering in 2021 and seek expressions of interest.  If it is feasible, we hope to broadcast or record some sessions and make these available for members.
 
This note is to provide you with an update that we do hope to run a Clan Gathering next year.  We will keep you informed of our plans through this Website, our Newsletters and by email.
 
We will also update you on plans for other Gatherings in other locations such as North America or maybe even in New Zealand where the one planned for 2020 also had to be cancelled due to Covid.

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A Message from the Dysert O’Dea Castle Committee

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Dear Clan Members,

Here is a message from the Dysert O’Dea Castle Committee.

“As a result of Covid 19 restrictions and a severe downturn in business, including the closing of Dysert O’Dea Castle in 2020 and 2021, free admission to the Castle for members of the O’Dea Clan Association has been withdrawn indefinitely, effective from 16 March 2021, by the Castle Committee.  It is hoped that Dysert O’Dea Castle will reopen again in 2022.”

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Always Virginia – A Memoir

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Jack Fritscher, PhD has very kindly allowed us to post this link (https://online.flipbuilder.com/qquj/vjfh/mobile/index.html) for the interest and edification of Clan members. 

The link is to the Flipbook version of his mother’s book Always Virginia (which is also in paperback and Kindle at Amazon) about her life as part of the Day family in 1920s-1930s Southern Illinois.  Jack says we will find the story interesting and that it may provide ideas about how to write our own family histories and to design our own family books.

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Videos from the 1st International Clan Gathering held in Ireland in July 1990

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Videos from the First International Clan Gathering held in Ireland in 1990 are now available.

Thanks to Ron and Maureen Carey from Adelaide, South Australia for making the VHS tapes available for conversion to digital media.


Visit to Dysert O’Dea


History of the O’Dea Clan


Mass for the O’Dea Clan


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GDPR Compliance

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The Clan Website is now compliant with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

As of May 2018, with the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation, there is one set of data protection rules for all organisations operating in the EU, wherever they are based.

Stronger rules on data protection mean:

  • people have more control over their personal data.
  • businesses benefit from a level playing field.

The GDPR gives people a number of rights, including:

  • Informed consent.
  • Right of access.
  • Right to erasure (also known as the “right to be forgotten”).

The Clan Association’s Privacy Policy can be found here: https://odeaclan.org/privacy-policy/

As a user of this Website, you have the right to access any data about you that is held on this Website.  You can download your personal data here: https://odeaclan.org/privacy-tools/

You also have the right to erase any data about you that is held on this Website.  You can erase your personal data here: https://odeaclan.org/privacy-tools/

Other compliance measures we have implemented on the Clan Website are:

  1. Cookie Acceptance, i.e. the Website user must consent to the use of cookies on the site.
  2. Consent to the Privacy Policy on all web forms.
  3. Acceptance of the terms of the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions of Website access before a comment can be posted by the user.

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Book Launch – Irish South Australia: New histories and insights

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Book Launch of

Irish South Australia: New histories and insights

on Friday 1st Feb from 5.30pm

at the Irish Club, 13-15 Carrington Street, Adelaide

 

Launch by Irish Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Breandán Ó Caollaí

Its capital is named after German-born Queen Adelaide, its main street after her English husband, King William IV, so it is not surprising that little is known about South Australia’s Irish background. However, the first European to discover Adelaide’s River Torrens in 1836 was Cork-born George Kingston who was deputy surveyor to Colonel Light; the river was named in turn for Derry man Colonel Torrens, Chairman of the South Australian Colonization Commission. Adelaide’s first judge and first police commissioner were immigrants from Kerry and Limerick.

These are just some of the intriguing facts in Irish South Australia: new histories and insights that charts Irish settlement from as far north as Pekina to the south-east and Mount Gambier. It follows the diverse fortunes of the Irish-born elite such as George Kingston and Charles Harvey Bagot, as well as doctors, farmers, lawyers, orphans, parliamentarians, pastoralists and publicans who made South Australia their home, with various shades of political and religious beliefs: Anglicans, Catholics, Dissenters, Federationalists, Freemasons, Home Rulers, nationalists, and Orangemen.  There is something here for all readers from the casual browser to the family historian.

Formal proceedings will start at 6pm. There will be a cash bar from 5.30pm along with nibbles and wine tasting from Coriole wines. All welcome, but please RSVP for catering purposes.

The book’s editors are twentieth-century Irish immigrants from Dublin (Dymphna Lonergan), Portadown, (Fidelma McCorry-Breen), Trim (Susan Arthure), and by descent from eight Irish-born great grandparents (Stephanie James).

Copies available at the launch RRP$39.95. If you cannot attend but would like a copy of this publication you can order here: http://www.wakefieldpress.com.au/pages.php?pageid=39

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