McGrath Clan Gathering

Dungarvan is the place for all McGrath’s to visit next June. Email: for details and bookings.


Attractions in Dungarvan

Dungarvan Castle, Arts Centre, Waterford County Museum, Walton Park, St Mary’s Church, the Town Park,

Outside the town within 15-20 minutes;
Clonea Beach, Helvic Harbour, An Rinn (Irish Speaking Area), choice of 3 Golf Clubs, Colligan Wood, Ardmore & St Declan’s Well, Lismore Castle, Mount Melleray Abbey, Dromana Bridge and  Commeragh Drive.

There’s a number of walking trails available in the area. Sailing, windsurfing and fishing are popular sports in the area.

Dungarvan has a number of award winning restaurants. It has an excellent night life with busy bars at the weekend and Creation Night Club is one of the top clubs in the region.

During your stay in Dungarvan, why not check out a game of hurling, the fastest field sport in the world.

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Polo Shirts

We are currently speaking with the suppliers of Polo/Golf Shirts for the McGrath Clan Gathering Weekend.

In this respect, we have 3 options, (a) A McGrath Clan polo/golf shirt, (b) a McGrath Clan, Dungarvan 2013 polo/golf shirt or (c) an McGrath Clan, Ireland V Rest of The World Dungarvan 2013 polo/golf shirt.

As soon as we have a price for a good quality shirt we’ll let people know and they can order prior to the weekend, so that we have stocks of the correct sizes.

McGrath Clan Update

As planning continues for the McGrath Clan Gathering next June, the pieces are starting to fall into place. We have secured the services of a Genealogist for the event, so that if you are interested, you can get some help with tracing your family tree.

What we propose is that people contact the genealogist ahead of the visit and then meet over the weekend. A small fee will be charged by the genealogist for her services/ consultations.

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Golf; Ireland v Rest of the World

McGrath Clan Update;

McGrath Clan Golf Outing; The Gold Coast Golf Club attached to the Gold Coast Hotel is the venue of the Ireland v Rest of the World Golf Outing on Sunday June 16th. This beautiful course which hugs the coastline is a joy to play and is only minutes from Dungarvan town. Email; if you are interested in taking part.

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McGrath Clan set for Gathering In Dungarvan

McGrath Clan to Gathering in 2013

Dungarvan, Co Waterford is the location for a McGrath Clan Gathering next June. It is been run as part of The Gathering 2013 initiative, which will see thousands of Irish people from around the world visit Ireland.

So if you have  McGrath in your name, if it is your father or mother’s surname , your grandparents or anyone related to you, why not think about joining us in Dungarvan in 2013.

It will be a weekend of heritage, community, song and visits to what is left of the McGrath Castles, in which was one of the McGrath strongholds.

The event will be held in the beautiful seaside town of Dungarvan on Ireland’s south coast, which has lots to offer any visitor, from great restaurants, safe beaches, and friendly people. It has also the bonus of been close to an Irish speaking area, which help ensure that good traditional music will be available throughout the weekend.

Visitors will have the opportunity to visit the world famous Waterford Crystal centre which is less than 40 minutes from the town.

The event will start on the evening of Thursday June 13th and continue till Sunday 16th. Saturday will be the main day with talks, and social evening. Exact time table has to be finalised but it’s planned to give visitors a sample of what’s good about Ireland.

There will be lots to do in your spare time, from shopping to playing golf on any of the 3 golf courses within 10 minutes of the town centre.

Anyone who plans on coming to the event are more than  welcome to contact us regarding any aspect of their visit to Ireland, and we’ll do our best to help and advise.

To be included on the mailing list for the event, send an email to .