News About the 10th International O’Dea Clan Gathering in May 2018 – Registrations are Now Open

On behalf of the organisers of the 10th International O’Dea Clan Gathering, we are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the Clan Gathering to be held at the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis from Thursday 10 May 2018 to Sunday 13 May 2018.

The Battle of Dysert O Dea

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

We are commemorating, in a special way, the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Dysert O Dea where our ancestor, Conor O Dea and his allies, defeated the mighty Norman knight Richard De Clare and his forces.  A battle re-enactment at Dysert O Dea Castle will be a highlight, with the authority on the battle, historian Katharine Simms, a Fellow of Trinity College giving the keynote lecture.  You can read about the battle here:

Event Details

Detailed information about the Clan Gathering is available here:


You can submit your registration online and pay online via PayPal or you can download and print a registration form and pay by Check/Cheque/Bank Draft/Postal Order:

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

Please note that payments are in Euro only.  This means that if you wish to pay by Check/Cheque/Bank Draft/Postal Order, your Check/Cheque/Bank Draft/Postal Order must be in Euro.  If you are paying online via PayPal, then PayPal will handle any currency exchange for you.

O Dea Clan DNA Project

At the 2018 Clan Gathering we will have a lecture and workshop on DNA from local expert Paddy Waldron.  Some Clan members have already had their DNA done but we would like those males (sorry ladies it has to be a male!) in the Clan who have O Dea (or derivatives of the name) ancestors to take the Y-DNA37 DNA test with Family Tree DNA.  They can be found at:


Formal invitations from the Chairman of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association are being sent to current financial members of the Clan Association, honorary members of the Clan Association, previous members of the Clan Association, and prospective members of the Clan Association.

Please pass this information on to anyone you think may be interested.

Regards, Tom and Ruth O’Dea
Webmasters, Dysert O’Dea Clan Association

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