Clan Rally 2003

The next “hosting” of the O’Dubhda will take place on Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September 2003 in Enniscrone, County Sligo, Ireland. Details will be posted below of the full programme as these are confirmed, but one event that will take place on the Sunday is the installation of a new Taoiseach, when the current Chief, Thomas, will hand over to the Tanaiste, Richard, from New Jersey. The inauguration will be conducted in accordance with the Brehon tradition.

Accommodation in Enniscrone

Note: All phone numbers begin 00-353-96- followed by the number below.

Hotels: Atlantic Hotel … 36119 Benbulben Hotel … 36185 Castle Arms Hotel … 36356

Guest Houses:

Sarah Battle, “Woobine Lodge” … 36724

Anne Beardsworth, “Seacliff House” … 36439

G & N Boland, … 36364 Jacinta Casey, “Smiths Lodge” … 36414

E & M Flynn, “St Martins” … 36111

D & M O’Connor, “Enniscrone Lodge” … 36181

J & C O’Dowd, “Central Guest House” … 36234

Maura O’Dowd, “Point View” … 36312

P & G O’Dowd, “Eagle Heights” … 36510

J & M Regan, “Ceol na Mara” … 36351

J & B Quinn, “Gowan Brae” … 36396

Catherine Walsh, … 36110


Anyone considering attending please notify Conor at

or Tom at

This will enable the organisers to make arrangements for trips and to ensure that your visit will be as trouble-free as possible.

Itinerary 2003

The provisional arrangements are as follows:

Friday 12th. Evening reception & registration in Atlantic Hotel.

Saturday 13th. Morning: Tour to Irish Folk Life Museum, Turlough Park, Castlebar – taking in several sites of interest, including the Mermaid Rocks at Scurmore, Castleconnor Castle and Ardnaree Abbey. (Times to be arranged) Evening: Clan Council Meeting in Atlantic Hotel. Book launch – “Inishcrone and O’Dubhda Country” by Conor MacHale, at MacFirbis Centre, Kilglass. (A shuttle bus will be available.)

Sunday 14th. Afternoon: Inauguration of Dr Richard F O’Dowd as Taoiseach, at Enniscrone Castle, followd by tour visiting – Scurmore, Rathmullcah, and Rosserk and Moyne Abbeys. Evening: Closing ceremony and Banquet in Beleek Castle, Ballina (A shuttle bus service is available.)