O’Dea Clan Gathering in Ennis, Co. Clare in May 2018

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Thu 10 May 2018 to Sun 13 May 2018    
All Day


Old Ground Hotel, Ennis
O'Connell Street, Ennis, Co. Clare

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The 10th International O’Dea Clan Gathering will be held in Ennis, County Clare from 10 May 2018 to 13 May 2018.

These dates have been chosen because 10 May 2018 is the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Dysert O’Dea.


Thursday 10th May
Includes registration, official opening, lecture by Katharine Simms on the Battle of Dysert O’Dea, traditional music and finger food.

Friday 11th May
Includes registration, lectures on O’Dea Clan history, the O’Dea DNA Project, Family Research Workshop, Civic Event to be hosted by Clare Couty Council, Ceremony of Light and Unveiling of the O’Dea commemorative flag, and a reception at John O’Deas pub with finger food.

Saturday 12th May
Includes coach transport to and from Dysert O’Dea Castle, Inauguration of Clan Chieftain, BBQ lunch, activities at Dysert O’Dea.

Cliffs of Moher Day Trip *
Includes coach to and from Doolin, ferry to the cliffs, return via North Clare and Kilfenora.

Dolphin Watching Boat trip *
Includes coach to and from Carrigaholt, boat for dolphin watching on Shannon estuary.

* Boat and ferry trips are subject to weather and sea conditions; other arrangements will be made if either boat trip cannot go ahead.
Please also note – Cliffs of Moher and Dolphin Watching trips take place at the same time, you can only select one day trip per person.


The Programme

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You can download a printer-friendly version of the programme here: ODea Clan Gathering 2018 – Programme


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Clan Gathering are available here: Frequently Asked Questions about the Clan Gathering in Ennis, Co. Clare in May 2018

If you have any further questions, please contact the organisers: Contact the Organising Committee

The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis


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