O’Dea Clan Reunion in Adelaide, South Australia – Saturday 8 April 2017

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Sat 8 Apr 2017    
10:00 IST to 21:00 IST


St Joseph’s School Hall, West Hindmarsh
56 Albemarle Street, West Hindmarsh, SA, 5007

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The 2017 Clan Reunion will be held in Adelaide, South Australia from Friday evening 7 April 2017 to Monday 10 April 2017.

This page is about the activities on Saturday 8 April 2017.

The Programme

You can download a printer-friendly version of the complete 4-day programme here: Programme for the O’Dea Clan Reunion in Adelaide

The Programme for Saturday 8 April 2017:

Time Activity
10.00 am
  • Registration – Distribution of Registration Packs.
10.30 am
  • John O’Dea – Welcome by master of ceremonies.
  • Ireland Current and Past Chairman –  James O’Dea and Shane O’Dea from Ireland by video.
  • Maureen Carey Taoiseach Clan Chieftain of Ireland (2014–2018).
  • Joan Koechig Tanaiste Chieftain elect.
  • Sue Poole President of Dysert O’Dea Australia (Past Clan Chieftain 2003-2005).
11.00 am
  • Inesheer Folk Band Musicians play throughout the day and during Morning Tea (self-serve).
11.10 am
  • Irish Dancing – Adelaide Academy of Irish Dancing.
11.40 am
  • James O’Dea – The Battle of Dysert O’Dea of 1318. The 700 year old Battle Anniversary – A history (DVD Presentation.
12.15 pm
  • Group and Family Photos.
12.30 pm
  • Lunch – catered by Golden Roast.
1.30 pm
  • The O’Dea Castle Restoration by the John, Bill and Grady O’Day brothers (DVD).
2.00 pm
  • 10th International O’Dea Clan Gathering in Ennis, County Clare from 10th May 2018 to 13th May 2018 – Maureen and Ron Carey. (Includes videos of the 2014 reunion.)
2.20 pm
  • David Ballinger – (Irish Group) SA Genealogical Society – Research Tools for finding Irish Ancestors in Ireland. The usual and not so usual.
3.00 pm
  • Afternoon Tea (self-serve).
3.15 pm
  • Anne Morahan – Clan Genealogist.
3.45 pm
  • Sue Poole – “Shipping records of O’Deas leaving Ireland”.
4.15 pm
  • Tom and Ruth O`Dea – Your Website & how to use it.
4.50 pm
  • Ron Carey – O`Dea Clan of Ireland Membership. How to become a member of the O’Dea Clan of Ireland.  (Registrar Australasia & Far East.)
5.00 pm
  • Susan Arthure – “Archaeologist – Findings from her S.A. Kapunda artefacts dig in Kapunda”.
5.55 pm
  • Celebration of Mass by Fr. Mark Sexton
6.30 pm
  • Dinner in line with Irish famine theme and Musical Entertainment from Inesheer Folk Band.
7.15 pm
  • John O’Dea Thank you, to Participants and Organisers.

Door Prizes and 3 lucky envelopes will be operating during the day.


You can register and pay online or you can download a registration form and pay by cheque in $AUD: Registration for the O’Dea Clan Reunion in Adelaide

Please note: There is no need to login to the web site with a web site username and password to submit your Registration.


Answers to frequently asked questions are available here: Frequently Asked Questions

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


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