2013 Crowley Clan Gathering in Kinsale

On the evening of September 26, the Crowley Council met at Jerry Crowley's pub in Crossmahon for its fall 2011 meeting. Those attending were Jerry, Liam, Larry, Flor, James and Ann Crowley and Mary O'Flynn from Bandon and Tom Crowley from USA.

Taoiseach Jerry Crowley brought the meeting to order, Runai Mary O'Flynn read the minutes of the last meeting.

The Crowley Clan will next hold a gathering of the clan in Kinsale, County Cork on September 13, 14, and 15, 2013. The venue will probably be Acton's Hotel.

Preliminary program subject to change:

Afternoon: Registration
Evening: Meet and mingle reception
Late Evening: Music and set dancing

10:30 AM: Business meeting possibly followed by an Irish family connection discussion
Afternoon: Reenactment of the Battle of Kinsale
Evening: Crowley Banquet and informal music to encourage Crowleys from Ireland and from abroad to meet one another

10:30 AM: Depart venue for Crowley Castle site with Mass at noon
Lunch: Soup & sandwiches at Crossmahon Pub
3:00 PM: Road bowling
Evening: Barbeque cookout at Crossmahon Pub with music and singing.

2014 will be the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf, where the Crowleys received their name "Hard Warrior" from Brian Boru. We expect to participate with the O'Brien Clan who are organizing the 2014 celebration.

Tom Crowley
Oct, 2011

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compiled by Marian Crowley Chamberlain