Crowley Clan Council September Meeting

The Crowley Clan Council met on the evening of September 15, 2008. Nine council members were present representing Ireland and the United States.

Liam Crowley, Jerry Crowley, and Tom Crowley reported that they had visited the Riverview Park Hotel in Macroom and had met with the manager of the hotel. They were pleased with the banquet facility and with the rooms in the hotel, and the prices were within our range. The hotel has only 33 guest rooms on site, but there are many bed and breakfasts in the area nearby. The banquet facility was much better priced than other hotels consulted. The manager is to get back to the council for final arrangements.

The council discussed the intended plaque to be placed at the Crowley Castle site. It was determined that a stone tablet would be best because it would be out in all weather. It will include the name of the castle in Irish, the approximate date of its construction, and the date of its restoration. Larry Crowley said he knows someone who might be able to do the work.

James Crowley reported that he talked to a web-site company about redoing our Crowley Clan Website. There was discussion about the cost.

The loans for the castle restoration are still outstanding. These loans were made by some council members a year ago, and it had been hoped that they would have been repaid by now. They are interest-free loans. Methods of fundraising were discussed. One possibility might be a phone-a-thon.

Meeting was adjourned. If you have any questions or comments, please contact any Crowley Clan Council member.

Mary O’Flynn and Thomas R. Crowley contributed to this article.

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