We look forward to welcoming you to the O’Keeffe Clan Gathering which will be held on 9th-11th Sept 2016 at Dromtarriffe Hall, Kanturk, Cork.
Friday 9th will see the event opened by clan chieftain Dan Joe O’Keeffe. There will be entertainment by the local traditional group “Buttons and Strings” from Rathcoole. Maurice O'Keeffe of Irish Life & Lore will also give a talk on O'Keeffes.
On Saturday 10th historical exhibitions will be on show & genealogical advice offered to those wishing to trace ancestors. Presentations by Maurice O'Keeffe of irishlifeandlore.com. There will two guided bus tours to historical sites related to O'Keeffes, one of which will take you to places like the O'Keeffe castles and first strongholds along the beautiful Blackwater valley. The second will take you to the Newmarket area where there is a rich O'Keeffe history linked to the area. The tours will be given by local historian & folklorist Raymond O' Sullivan and Dromtarriffe historian David O'Keeffe.
On Saturday night, a full Banquet followed by entertainment in true Sliabh Luachra style by Ceoltoiri Sliabh Luachra, who are a talented group of musicians, dancers & singers of all ages. The Banquet will be held in Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet, Cork.
On Sunday we will be holding an O Keeffe Memorial Mass at noon and following mass there will be a talk on “O’ Keeffe Coshe Mang” by Lorna Moloney UCC Lecturer. The commemoration and closing ceremony will bring the weekend to a close.
Tours cost €10 each & the Banquet is costing €30 per person.
Bookings for banquet is essential through the following mobile numbers: 087-2547498 or 0868248537
This gathering promises to be a exciting and fascinating weekend of discovery for all. This weekend is open & welcoming to everyone
Looking forward to seeing you there!
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