Notes from the Editor

This Summer 2013 Crowley Clan Newsletter will be the last issue before the September Crowley Clan Gathering. Plans are in the final stages, rooms in Kinsale are filling up fast, and John A. Crowley is still taking registrations.

We are all making our final travel arrangements. If you haven't secured airplane seats and room reservations, there is still time. However, the selection may be limited. Kinsale is always a popular destination in Ireland, and late summer is prime tourist season. Keep in mind that you can fly into Shannon or Dublin. Shannon is a little closer, but the roads between Dublin and Kinsale are excellent, the best in the country.

Weather in West Cork in September is usually warm and sunny. It won't be as warm as in the U.S., but still very nice. Nevertheless, never travel to Ireland without a raincoat and a sweater! The weather can change in an instant, but cool weather is not unheard of. "An ounce of prevention" applies here.

Have you ever heard of Crowley's Ridge? It is in Arkansas not Ireland, and Karren Crowley Cresap grew up nearby this beautiful area. In this newsletter, Karren tells us about Crowley's Ridge, its history, the connection to the Crowley name, and what it has to offer the tourist. Karren is a descendent of Benjamin Crowley, veteran of the War of 1812, and the man for whom the ridge was named. Karren is interested in hearing from other Benjamin descendents.

Loretta White is interested in hearing from other descendents of Daniel Crowley who was born in Ireland in 1851 and died in Cincinnati in 1910. She tells us about her ancestors on page 5.

Donald Zebe tells us about the very interesting life of his 2nd great grandfather, David H. Crowley, on page 4. Donald also includes a photo of David Crowley wearing his Civil War uniform.

Maureen Crowley is rightfully proud that her family in Petersborough, Ontario has once again won the prize for best family float in this year's St. Patrick's Day parade. And, Maureen is interested in hearing from other Petersborough Crowleys, whether your family is still in Petersborough or has moved on. She would like to organize a gathering for Petersborough Crowleys.

So, we have four Crowley descendents who are interested in hearing from others who share their ancestors. It is interesting that one of these ancestors was a soldier in the War of 1812 and one was a soldier in the American Civil War.

If you would like to make contact with others in your line, let us know, and we will be happy to publish your story. We also love stories about veterans, and everyone loves to see old photos. Send them along.

Hope you enjoy the Summer newsletter. As always, let us know any questions, thoughts, or comments.

Mise le meas,

The Crowley Clan Newsletter is
compiled by Marian Crowley Chamberlain