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Dysert O’Dea Castle in 2020 and 2021, free admission to the Castle for members of the O’Dea Clan Association has been withdrawn indefinitely, effective from 16 March 2021, by the Castle Committee.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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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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An Alternative St Patrick’s Day Celebration

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Here is a message from the Clans of Ireland about Web-based TV programmes for St Patrick’s Day.


Fáilte go Féile Pádraig 2021! Dúisigh Éire! Awaken Ireland! is ea téama na Féile i mbliana.

Tugaimid cuireadh daoibh dorchadas na míonna fada a chaitheamh díobh agus croí isteach a dhéanamh leis na laethanta geala atá romhainn.

Welcome to St. Patrick’s Festival 2021! The theme of this year’s Festival is Dúisigh Éire! Awaken Ireland!

https://stpatricksfestival.ie/spftv

We invite you to throw off the long, dark months and rise to embrace the
brighter days ahead.
We are now broadcasting SPF TV (March 12 – 17 inclusive)
To watch the live broadcast please click on the link above.
We strongly recommend viewers preview content restrictions, viewing
guidance, accessibility and other important information in the TV Guide
section.
Most programmes can be replayed once broadcast on their own event page,
up to March 21.
If viewing in Ireland, you can also watch SPF TV through the Oireachtas
TV, which can be found on all TV platform providers.
St Patrick’s Festival Dublin, Ireland, The World from 12–17 March 2021

Here too are several hyperlinks to Irish Museums, Galleries and Tourist
Attractions: –

1. Carrownagappul Bog
https://birdwatchireland.ie/life-on-the-bog/
2. Irish Museums Online Resources
https://irishmuseums.org/text-pages/irishmuseumsonline-content-and-resources
3. The National Museum
https://www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Natural-History/Visitor-Information/3D-Virtual-Visit
4. The National Museum/ Archaeology
https://www.virtualvisittours.com/national-museum-of-ireland-archaeology/
5. The National Library Reading Room
https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/national-library-of-ireland/AQEHJhumim_0mw?sv_lng=-6.254543300371552&sv_lat=53.34114708608875&sv_h=-27.447228007498325&sv_p=-15.17881546040661&sv_pid=jHXetPbK6DQgGWgdLx10-A&sv_z=1
6. The National Art Gallery
https://www.virtualvisittours.com/national-gallery-of-ireland/
7. The Chester Beatty Museum
https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=93gRr6w8S1J
8. Waterford City Medieval Museum
https://www.waterfordtreasures.com/medieval-museum/the-experience/virtual-tour
9. The ESB Reconstructed Georgian Townhouse
https://numbertwentynine.ie/explore-2/
10. The Emigration Museum
https://matterport.com/industries/gallery/epic-irish-emigration-museum-dublin
11. The White Star Liner Titanic Experience Cobh [Queenstown] https://www.virtualvisittours.com/titanic-experience-cobh/
12. Guinness Virtual Tours
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVzkvNr0vHg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je99FedRATo
13. Dublin Zoo
https://www.facebook.com/DublinZoo/videos/take-a-virtual-tour-of-dublin-zoo/530674290947432/
14. Blarney Castle
https://www.theirishroadtrip.com/blarney-castle/
15. Dungarvan, co Waterford
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EelWPei1JlA
16. Dungarvan Greenway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4owNnSTodY
17. Dungarvan, Musical Introduction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=376tTTm_BGI
18. This is Cork City.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yavcZ8zqAgg
  19. Trip Around Youghal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUmh36eAreA
20. Traditional Irish Music & Photomontage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdxGhKbdjxU

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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 Web Site 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 web site, you have the right to access any data about you that is held on this web site.  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 web site.  You can erase your personal data here: https://odeaclan.org/privacy-tools/

Other compliance measures we have implemented on the Clan web site are:

  1. Cookie Acceptance, i.e. the web site 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 web site 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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Recent News Items from the 10th International Clan Gathering

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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:

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:

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: https://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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Joan Koechig Inaugurated as Taoiseach (Clan Chieftain)

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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

 

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