Medal of Echthighern

The is the highest honor that the McGrath Clan can bestow on an individual. All but two of the people recognized are proud members of our clan.
The two non-clan members have during their lifetimes done a massive amount of research into our clan, namely Fr Paddy Ryan and John Cunningham.
It’s very important that we honor individuals for their work and not afraid to nominate people who deserve such awards.
The latest recipients were present at the 2019 McGrath Clan Gathering Gala Dinner and the presentation party included Dr. Joe Mannion, Chairman Clans of Ireland, Conor O’Brien, Chieftain O’Brien Clan & direct descendant of Brian Boru, and Dan McGrath, Chieftain of our McGrath Clan.

John McGrath who organized the first official Clan Gathering in Ireland 20 years ago was recognized at this year’s gathering, our 6th gathering. The second person behind that first gathering, the late Liam McGrath was also recognized by way of a Memorial Research Bursary.
We are delighted to announce that we will be offering another research bursary in Liam’s memory for our 7th McGrath Clan Gathering in 2022.



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