Crowley Clan News

Maureen Crowley, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Check out this article that was in the Peterborough This Week:

St. Patrick's Day Parade from the Crowley Family Float

Crowley parade floatThe Crowley family is proud of their Irish heritage. Last year, their green decorating efforts garnered them first place for best family float during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Peterborough. This year they tried to outdo themselves decorating their flatbed trailer with all things Irish including a rainbow and unicorn.

The Crowleys settled the region when Peter Robinson arrived in 1825. The Crowleys acquired land to the east of Peterborough, now known as Crowley Line, and built farms.

Crowley parade floatThere are now seven generations of Crowleys in the area. This Week photographer Lance Anderson joined the Crowleys aboard their float for the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday (March 13). There were some 70 entries participating in the popular parade.

James Crowley, Bandon, County Cork, Ireland

I am proud to announce that Liam Crowley has been appointed as Companion of the Order of the Clans of Ireland. This is the highest honor that can be bestowed by Irish Clans. It is an order of merit conferred on individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to Irish culture and heritage and who have brought conspicuous honor to their Clan. The conferring took place on the 16th of April at the Mansion House in Dublin. The recipients received their insignia from the Lord Mayor.

Please join us in congratulating Liam.

Catherine Crowley Budd, Marathon, Florida, USA

The only news I have as the DNA Project Coordinator is that none of the kits I gave out at the Crowley Clan Gathering last year in Kinsale have been returned.

If you have one of these kits, please contact me. If you have misplaced the kit, it can be replaced. And, if you don’t have one, but you know someone who does, please contact that person and remind him to return it. Our project is relying on these new participants.

Anne Crowley O’Connell, Kinsale, Ireland

My cousin Michael Crowley and I bought some Crowley Castle bricks at the rally in Kinsale last September. We bought them for our Uncle Alph Crowley who is elderly and lives in Canada. It was the most wonderful present, and they are now proudly framed and hanging on his wall in Canada. He was thrilled!

Stephany Anne Crowley, Montreal Canada

My father Michael Alfred Crowley was born in Montreal, Canada in 1927. His parents Michael Francis Crowley and Jane Bartram, and his grandfather John Crowley came to North America from Bantry Bay via England.

My father is 84 years old this August and has one remaining wish. He’s been dreaming since boyhood to return to Ireland and see the places of his ancestry. His sisters, nieces, and friends have all visited, but he’s the only one in the family who has never been. He says he’d better do it before he loses his mind or expires into rose beds. ;) It is my intention to grant his wish this summer and take him “home” to celebrate his birthday in County Cork.

I want to let you all know how wonderful it was to come across your Crowley Clan website today. I was sitting this fine Sunday afternoon with my Dad looking up all the places we might visit when we came across your site. He thought it was absolutely fantastic that you all have put so much effort into creating his link for us. I intend to document this trip via pictures, online journals, and video for our Crowley Clan here in Eastern Canada.

Thank you for everything you do.

The Crowley Clan Newsletter is
compiled by Marian Crowley Chamberlain