Frequently Asked Questions About the Crowley Clan Gathering

Is Shannon or Dublin Airport the closer to Clonakilty?
Shannon is closer, but you can fly into either on Continental or Delta from the USA.
 
Is there public transportation from the airport to Clonakilty?
There is bus transportation. Check with www.buseireann.ie for full information. You would have to change buses in Cork City. Telephone numbers are (01) 8366111 for Dublin and (061) 474311 for Shannon.
 
Can I pay for the Crowley Clan Gathering tickets by credit card?
We are not able to accept credit card payments. Please send a check to your country representative.
 
Do we have to use the motor coach (bus) transportation for the Gathering field trips?
Yes. The Irish roads are narrow and there is no room for individual cars to park along the side. The Gardi (police) are very strict about this.
 
If I make a reservation at the Quality Hotel in Clonakilty and I need for some reason to cancel, what is the cancellation policy?
According to Sinead O'Donoghue at the Quality Hotel the cancellation policy for the Crowley group is 72 hours.
 
Will it be possible to buy a ticket to the banquet on Saturday night only and not participate in the other functions?
That will be possible, but the price for banquet only has not been set.
 
How do I make out my check for the Crowley Gathering?
Make the check out to Crowley Clan and put Crowley Clan Gathering in the memo field.
 
Why are you people always asking for money?
It may seem that way right now. The Crowley Gathering happens only once every three years. It is a special event and obviously there are expenses that go along with it. It is more difficult right now because air fares are high and the exchange rate is poor for most of us. The Crowley Castle restoration is a once in a lifetime event. We either make the effort now or the deterioration will continue. The Crowley Council is requesting donations, but it is totally up to individuals whether or not they wish to contribute. No organization can exist without expenses. We hope you are able to join us in Clonakilty. And, if possible, we hope you will make a donation to the Crowley Castle Fund.

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compiled by Marian Crowley Chamberlain