Registration Open for 2019 Official McGrath Clan Gathering

We are delighted to announce that REGISTRATION is now open for next year’s International McGrath Clan Gathering. The event is been hosted by the McGrath Clan Association/ Cumman Clann Mhic Craith.

We welcome all members of our great clan, their extended families and friends to Dungarvan for the event.

There will be two heritage day trips by coach, three lecture sessions with seven speakers, great traditional music every night, a visit to the Gaeltacht(Irish speaking area), visit to Lismore Castle, Cobh Heritage Centre, BBQ, Film Premier, Civic Welcome and the McGrath Clan Gala Dinner, plus some special guests.

In previous years, we have organized great festivals of McGrath Heritage, Culture and History, next year’s gathering will be the biggest gathering of our clan on Irish soil in several hundred years. Our mission is to give our visitors an unique Irish experience as the celebrate their McGrath heritage.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this great event in a very beautiful part of Ireland. Dungarvan is located on Ireland’s South East coast and is an extremely popular destination.

To register, go to:

https://frahermedia.com/McGrathClan/product/mcgrath-clan-gathering-registration/

The fee includes admission to all the lectures,  the two coach tours, admission to Cobh Heritage Centre, Lismore Castle, the BBQ, Trad Sessions, the Film Premier in the SCG Cinema and the McGrath Clan Gala Dinner.

A number of people have already registered, if you have, disregard this message.

We would advise early booking of accommodation if you haven’t done booked already. If you are having problems securing accommodation, please send us an email.

If you have Children/Youths coming with you, please email info@mcgrathclan.org to avail of the special rate.

Please share this email with other members of the clan who may be interested.

Visitors to previous gatherings will remember Martina McGrath, who has been on the organising committee since day one. Last weekend she suffered a serious equestrian accident but I’m happy to inform you, that she is recovering and hopes to be out of hospital inside three weeks.

 

Time table is as follows:

 

International McGrath Clan Gathering

 

Wednesday June 26th-Sunday 30th

 

Wednesday 26th

Check in from 2.30pm-6.00 (approx.) in the Park Hotel.

Official Opening

Film Premier @7pm in the SGC Cinema

Traditional Irish Music Session @9.00pm  ……..  Minnies Bar

 

Thursday 27th

Heritage Tour 1: Bus Departs Park Hotel at 10.30am, returns @ 6pm (approx.)

BBQ   @ 7pm

Traditional Irish Music Session @9pm   The Local Bar

 

Friday 28th

Lectures 1 & 2 – Session 1

Lectures 3 & 4 – Session 2

Presentation of Flag Host Certificates @8pm followed by

Traditional Irish Music Session in Minnies Bar.

 

Saturday 29th

Heritage Tour 2: Bus Departs at 10.30am, return @ 6pm (approx.)

Evening off

Music TBC

 

Sunday 30th

Clan Mass @ 12 noon

Lecture Session 3 @ 2.00pm

 

McGrath Clan Gala Dinner @7.00pm

 

To be included in program:

 

Clan Parade

There will be  Genealogist available all weekend for advice

Clan Photo

 

This time table is subject to change.

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