Crowley Clan Council April Meeting

The Crowley Clan Council met on the evening of April 21, 2008 at Jerry Crowley’s pub in Crossmahon. Thirteen council members were present representing Bandon, Clonakilty, and the United States.

Three sites were considered for the Crowley Clan Gathering in 2010, Kinsale, Bantry, and Macroom. It was decided that Macroom would be a good choice since it is midway between Bandon and Bantry, and since we have not had a gathering there before. Bantry will be a back-up, if Macroom doesn’t work out. Secretary Mary O’Flynn and Sunny Crowley will check out the venues and report back.

Dierdre Crowley suggested that we stage a promotion for the 2010 Crowley Gathering. It would involve finding 100 Crowleys from age one to age 100 and photographing them at the gathering.

Tim Crowley will look into redoing the Crowley Clan Website. And James Crowley volunteered to work with the company doing the revision and to learn how to maintain the site.

There was a discussion about methods of repaying the loans on the O’Crowley Castle restoration. Flor Crowley suggestion asking for pledges from Crowleys around the world. Marian said she would write an article about this idea for the next newsletter.

Everyone was pleased with the finished castle. The council discussed possibly adding a plaque on the fence or on a stone stating the dates of the castle and of the restoration.

Various people who have been of help to the Crowley Clan were mentioned as deserving our thanks. Marian said she would write thank-you letters.

The meeting was adjourned. If you would like more information on any of these issues, contact any Crowley Clan Council member.

The Crowley Clan Newsletter is
compiled by Marian Crowley Chamberlain