From the Desk of the Editor

This Summer Newsletter is the last one to be published before our Crowley Clan Gathering in September. I hope that many of you will be able to attend, and I look forward to meeting old and new friends in Kinsale. I know that those of you who won't be there in person will definitely be there in spirit.

Preparations are underway, thanks to our hardworking Crowley Council members in Ireland. And, as you can read in this newsletter, preparations are also underway by several Crowleys outside of Ireland.

We are very fortunate to have members of the clan who have taken the initiative and have started projects aimed at paying off the Crowley Castle Restoration loans. Our front page story is about long time clan member and Canadian Representative to the council, Terry Crowley. Hopefully, many of you will want to make a donation to the fund and take home one of the lovely certificates that Terry has created. Framed it will make a nice addition to your office or study.

We are also lucky to have mother and daughter, Carol and Sharon Crowley, working on their separate projects. Carol's lovely quilt will be raffled off in Kinsale. Sharon's project is the ongoing Crowley Clan Store. Sharon is changing the store web address because the new site will allow her to bring more of the profit directly to the clan. Sharon writes: "Here are the websites for buying Crowley Clan merchandise. www.cafepress.com/clancrowley and www.zazzle.com/crowleyclan*. The * at the end of the zazzle address somehow generates more money. Also, I made a free Cafe Press shop called "clancrowley". I'm still working on moving the shirts into the free store on Cafe Press and also adding a description that says how much money is donated to the Clan. Can the newsletter say something about purchasing from the "official" shops? There are other shops that sell Crowley products, but other people get the money.

Karen Crowley-Farahand would like to alert us all to a film call "Extraordinary Measures". "I spotted an article about this film. It is a medical drama based on the true story of John and Aileen Crowley whose two young children were diagnosed with a rare muscle-wasting condition. Sufferers rarely reach their tenth birthday. The film tells the inspirational story of the couple's search for a cure. Harrison Ford plays Dr. Robert Stonehill, the brilliant medical researcher who helps search for the solution. Harrison Ford optioned the original material and oversaw the development of the script which he is very proud of."

Thanks, Karen. The film is available on Netflix, and I've just added it to our queue!

One last request...if you are a member of our dna project and have questions about the project or about your results, please let us know. We would like to have an open forum on the project at the Saturday morning open meeting in Kinsale.

Mise le meas,
Marian

The Crowley Clan Newsletter is
compiled by Marian Crowley Chamberlain