Macroom 2019 - Schedule of Events **UPDATED**
2019 CLAN GATHERING ITINERARY
*** NOTE : The Castle Hotel has now replaced the Riverside Hotel as the centre of the Gathering ***
Friday 13th September
14:00 - 18:00 Registration at Castle Hotel
18:00 - 20:00 Cheese and Wine Reception at Castle Hotel followed by welcoming Ceremony
20:00 – 22:00 Irish Dancing Demonstration and Classes.
Saturday 14th September
9:30 - 10:30 Business Meeting and Website Information Meeting at Castle Hotel
11:00 Departing on Buses from Hotel
11:30 Stop off at Kilmichael Ambush. Address by Local Historian. The Kilmichael Ambush was an ambush near the village of Kilmichael in County Cork on 28 November 1920 carried out by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the Irish War of Independence. Thirty-six local IRA volunteers commanded by Tom Barry killed seventeen members of the Royal Irish Constabulary's Auxiliary Division. The Kilmichael ambush was politically as well as militarily significant. It occurred one week after Bloody Sunday, marking an escalation in the IRA's campaign.
12:30 - 13:30 Visit to Barrett’s Bar in Coppeen for Drinks and Sandwiches
14:30 Mass at O’ Crowley Castle
16:30 Returning to Hotel
18:30 Drinks Reception at Castle Hotel
19.30 Clan Banquet with speeches from Distinguished Guests
Sunday 15th September
10:00 - 11:00 DNA Information Meeting at Castle Hotel
11:30 Departing on Buses from Hotel
11:45 - 13:30 Road Bowling in Macroom
14:00 Visit to Gougane Barra Hotel for Drinks and Sandwiches, followed by tour of the area with information from a Local Historian. The name Gougane Barra comes from Saint Finbarr, who is said to have built a monastery on an island in the lake nearby during the 6th century. The present ruins date from around 1700 when a priest called Denis O’ Mahony retreated to the island. During the times of the Penal Laws, Gougane Barra's remoteness meant that it became a popular place for the celebration of the Roman Catholic Mass. The nineteenth century oratory which stands near the original monastery is famous for its picturesque location and richly decorated interior and is a popular place for wedding photography.
18:00 Return to Hotel
20:00 End of Gathering Celebrations at Castle Hotel
1- Castle Hotel is FULLY BOOKED. 026/41074
Accommodation Rates: Double/Twin Room: €110 per Room
Single Room: €70 per Room
These rates are inclusive of Bed & Breakfast and full use of the leisure centre during stay. When booking, please advise staff that you are part of the CROWLEY CLAN.
2- Registration Fees. The total cost of the weekend including Buses, lunches, Information Meetings and Banquet has been set at €150 per Head. Please send names and addresses to James Crowley at email@example.com and pay registration fees through PAYPAL at firstname.lastname@example.org.