Huge Media Coverage

The press launch for the McGrath Clan Gathering attracted huge press coverage in the papers. Five papers printed photos and details of the events for the Clan Gathering next June in Dungarvan. In three of the papers we got a full page, which also included the speeches of both the Dungarvan Mayor Cllr Micheál Cosgrove and County Waterford Mayor, Cllr Billy Kyne , who formally launched the event and extended a warm welcome to all visitors to both Dungarvan and County Waterford.



McGrath Clan Update;

Our line up of music for the four nights of the McGrath Clan Gathering is looking very good. After the Clan Dinner on Saturday night, there will be some excellent music, song and dance from a host of talented McGrath Clan members. If you are coming to the Clan Gathering and would like to join in, please let us know in advance. Thursday Night will see a session in the Local Bar in Dungarvan, where there man of the house is no other than Donnacha Gough of the internationally acclaimed Irish group, ‘Danu’. Friday night will be at Minnies Bar, where a good session is the norm. Our final social event of the weekend will be at Tig an Cheoil, where our host will be Sean Mac Craith(McGrath) and he plans a great night to finish the 2013 Gathering.

Waterford Crystal Tour;
We have secured a time for a guided tour of the Crystal Centre on Friday. The Day trip departs from the Park Hotel, Dungarvan, at 12noon and takes in the Coast Road and returns via Mahon Falls. Booking required.

Golf Outing was launched by Michelle and Karen McGrath, members of the Waterford Ladies Football team which played in the Al Ireland Final in Croke Park, Dublin last Year. Included in the photo are John McGrath, our host at the Golf Coast Golf Resort, where the Golf will be played on June 16th, and Dan McGrath, Event Director.
If interested in playing in the golf challenge, please contact us to book a tee time. (Cost is €25.00)

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Options for Visitors to Clan Gathering

Includes the following

Registration Fee

Day Trip on Friday

Day Trip on Saturday

Admission to Talks on Friday & Saturday

Clan Dinner on Saturday night in Clonea Strand Hotel.

Cost; €82.00

Includes the following

Registration Fee

Day Trip on Saturday

Admission to Talks on Friday & Saturday

Clan Dinner on Saturday night in Clonea Strand Hotel

Cost € 62.00

Option 3:
Clan Dinner only; Cost  €25.00

Option 4;
Talks Only €10

All the Traditional Music Sessions are free entry.

Day trip on Friday includes a guided tour of the Waterford Crystal Centre. It will travel to the city via the coast road and return via Mahon Falls. There will be time to check out the Viking Triangle.

Day Trip on Saturday will include visits to Mountain Castle, Sladey Castle, Lismore Cathedral & Castle( won’t be able to go inside castle), and the Ring Gaelteacht(Irish speaking area), plus there will be an opportunity to take a photo at the Master McGrath Monument, erected in memory of the famous greyhound of that name.
Golf is extra at €25 per person(clubs may be hired). Please let us know if you are interested.

Polo Shirts need to be pre ordered at least 2 weeks before the Clan Gathering, Cost €25.00.

See website for list of Hotels in Dungarvan

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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