Letter from the Taoiseach

Michael-Patrick O'Crowley
3 rue de la Harpe
Taoiseach Crowley Clan
Saint-Leger, France

Dear Clansmen and Members,

I wish you a wonderful 2014 year, may this New Year bring you health and happiness to your families and dear ones. 2014 is going to be a special year for the Crowleys as we are celebrating the thousandth year of our name.

We are coordinating our participation to the anniversary of the battle of Clontarf in Dublin with the O'Briens, the preliminary plans are as follows:

  • April 23, travel from West Cork to Killaloe, visit of Brian Boru's birth place and round fort homestead. Visit of ClareGalway Castle, lecture on Irish medieval architecture, complementary banquet in the castle
    Hotel: ClareGalway Hotel - €75 per double room (10 rooms prebooked)
  • April 24, Travel to Dublin, March of the Clans, Crowley Clan night out
  • April 25, Reenactment of the Battle of Clontarf (organised by Clontarf Council). Banquet with the O'Briens at Clontarf Castle Hotel - €85 per person.
    Hotel: Crown Plaza Dublin Airport - €105 per double room (10 rooms prebooked).

The Clan Council has decided on the dates for the next clan gathering, it will take place in Kinsale from the 9th to 11th September 2016. Kinsale was again selected as it is both a very attractive city, well situated and with the necessary accommodation for our group. Please note these dates in your calendar to prepare for your travelling.

Finally, we are still working on the reediting of the Crowley Clan book - we have had some technical issues due to compatibility of tools the manuscript being on a very old version of StarOffice and on diskettes. All should be in order for the reprint by February, this will be an updated version.

The last Clan Gathering video will be available in a few weeks, stay tuned. Should you have any questions on the Clontarf Celebration or any other subject, please do not hesitate to contact me or the Clan Council members. You can follow CrowleyClan.Com on Facebook.

The Crowley Clan Newsletter is
compiled by Marian Crowley Chamberlain