Crowley Clan News

Martin Crowley Coaches, County Cork, Ireland

Martin Crowley and Paradise Coaches are offering a variety of tours of Ireland this summer. You can go to for full details. There are rural tours, urban tours and custom tours. We are a family based business and very proud of our service and our knowledge of West Cork and beyond.

As a special promotion this summer, we are offering a 10% discount to all members of the Crowley Clan. You can contact me by email or by phone at +353 87 2059226.

Sister Anne Marie Crowley, Manchester, England

Thanks for your good wishes for St. Patrick's Day. I send you and all the Crowley Clan my greetings and best wishes for a very happy St. Patrick's Day. I will remember you in my prayers. There will be a big parade in Manchester in honour of our dear Saint and it is usually very well attended. Last Friday we had a concert in our parish hall. We all joined in singing all the old Irish songs and a group of young children entertained us with their beautiful dancing. The seniors among us were just contented to clap and do a gentle jig or two. It was fun!

God bless you and all the Clan,
Sister Anne Marie Crowley,
(A West Cork exile)

Editor's Note: Sister Anne Marie is the sister of the late Donal Crowley who was a Taoiseach of the Crowley Clan.

Thomas Crowley, Ohio/Arizona, USA

I will be going to Ireland August 26 for three weeks. I plan to see Notre Dame beat the US Naval Academy in American football on September 1 in Dublin!

In the meantime, my cousin Ashley Speaker of Southington, Ohio was elected Northern Ohio Rose in the annual Rose of Tralee pageant ( She will compete in the regional finals in Portlaoise, Ireland the first week in June. Her great-great grandmother was Mary Crowley, sister on my grandfather. Her grandmother Regina Speaker, attended the Crowley Gathering a few years ago.

The Irish Surname Keohane

Last summer's newsletter, included an article entitled The Crowley Keohane Connection. In that article, it was pointed out that there is a strong connection between the two clans, and there is speculation that they are two part of the same overall clan. There is anecdotal evidence of families changing back and forth from one name to the other.

The article also quoted as saying "the view now held is that we are a branch of the Crowleys who somehow got lost in a fog, the Irish word ceocháin certainly means fog or mist."

However, after reading two accounts of the Battle of Kinsale, I have not found a reference to any Crowleys being late for the battle. More likely the English were better equipped and better trained.

The Crowley Clan Newsletter is
compiled by Marian Crowley Chamberlain