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.
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.
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.
Specific elements include:
The new Clan Association Logo.
A panoramic view of the Cliffs of Moher as the banner image.
The use of “Mason Sans Bold” as the font for headings.
The use of St. Patrick’s Blue ** as the font colour for headings and the background colour for the Main Menu.
If you have any comments or suggestions about the new-look web site, please contact us here:
** “St. Patrick’s Blue is a name applied to several shades of blue associated with Saint Patrick and Ireland. The colour blue’s association with Saint Patrick dates from the 1780s, when it was adopted as the colour of the Anglo-Irish “Order of St. Patrick”. In British usage, it refers to a sky blue used by the Order of St. Patrick, whereas in Irish usage it is often a dark, rich blue. While green is now the usual national colour of Ireland, St. Patrick’s blue is still found in symbols of both the state and the island.” – source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Patrick’s_blue
To All Members and Friends of the Dysert O’Dea Clan,
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.
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.
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.