Minutes of the CC Council September Meeting

The Crowley Clan Council met on the evening of September 10th at Jerry Crowley’s Pub at Crossmahon. Jerry, Liam, Mary, Ann, and Flor from Ireland, and Tom from Ohio were present.

The first item on the agenda was to form an official policy as to Crowley Castle visitation. Recently there have been an increased number of requests to visit the castle site by people touring Ireland. Since the castle is on private land, this has become an issue.

Currently the Crowley Clan has a very good working relationship with the owner of the farm where the Crowley Castle is located. We don’t want to do anything to harm that relationship. The Crowley Clan has been welcome on the property during Clan Gatherings in the last few years. But, this is a working cattle farm, and increased visits could make life difficult for the owner. Consequently, the Crowley Council has formed a policy of discouraging people from going onto the property at times other than at the gatherings. Although disappointing to people who come to Ireland on off years, this policy is meant to protect our working relationship with the owner. We hope people will understand.

The second item on the agenda was to set a pre-registration fee for the Crowley Clan Gathering scheduled for September 10, 11, and 12, 2010 in Kinsale. The fee in 2007 was €150 per person. Due to current the global financial situation, it was determined best to hold down the cost. Consequently, the fee will be €140 if received by your country rep by May 31, 2010, and €150 if received after that date. Reps and their addresses are listed on the Contacts page.

The Crowley Council does request that people planning to attend mail their pre-registration fee as soon as possible to enable the Gathering Committee to gauge how much money will be available for programs, transportation, fees, insurance, etc.

The tentative schedule is:

Friday September 10
2:00 PM - Registration at Acton's Hotel
6:00 PM - Wine/Cheese reception Acton’s Hotel sponsored by Jerry Crowley’s Pub and Acton’s Hotel

Saturday, September 11
10:00 AM - General Business Meeting Acton’s Hotel featuring Catherine Budd, DNA Coordinator, and Seamus Crowley, Clan Historian
2:00 PM - Walking tour of Kinsale
8:00 PM - Banquet at Acton’s Hotel

Sunday, September 12
10:00 AM - Road Bowling
2:00 PM - Coach departs for Mass at Crowley Castle
Evening - Music and fellowship Acton’s Hotel.

The Crowley Clan Newsletter is
compiled by Marian Crowley Chamberlain