Please find below the latest Programme of Events for the Gathering which now includes prices for the various options. You can now book any of these options via the Online Shop on the website – www.odubhdaclan.com
If you are planning to attend the Gathering would you please complete the “Register Attendance” tab which is on the dropdown list from the 2022 Gathering option on the main menu.
Programme of Events
Wednesday 5th October 2022
Registration (10.00am to 4.00pm Lobby Ocean Sands Hotel) 10.00 Euros per person 20.00 Euros per family.
Those that arrive early may wish to visit some places of interest in Enniscrone such as the O’Dubhda Castle or Castleconnor. Details will be available for anyone interested.
Genealogy Assistance will be provided (2.00 to 4.00pm)
6.00pm Welcome Reception (Ocean Sands Ballroom):
Finger Food: Fish and Chips or Chicken and Chips will be available @ 15.00 Euros per person and there will be a pay as you go bar.
Come and meet the O’Dubhda Clan members who have come from all parts of the World to the Gathering.
7.00pm Conor MacHale will give a talk on the history of the Clan. Conor is our very own Clan Historian has written the History of the Clan.
7.40 to 8.00pm “Back to Adam” a short presentation by Colum O’Dowd. How far back can we trace your family tree, you may be surprised!
8.00 Dr Marion Dowd will give a presentation on: Tormore Cave: Sligo’s Civil War hideout (1922)
Afterwards entertainment will be provided (in the bar)
Thursday 6th October 2022
Registration (10.00am to 4.00pm Lobby Ocean Sands Hotel)
Choice of two tours: 9.00am Departure – 25.00 Euros per person
- O’Dubhda Castles
(Sligo/Ballina) — Ballina Abbey and Rosserk Friary/ Killala/Foghill
- Ceide Fields
Céide Fields, is the largest Neolithic (Stone-Age) monument in the world, with highly organised stone walled field systems, dwelling areas and megalithic tombs almost 6,000 years old.
We may add a visit to a local Whiskey Distillery on the return part of this tour.
Genealogy assistance will be provided (10.00am to 4.00pm)
We have a number of items planned for the Friday evening including:-
- Irish Language Class:- learn some everyday Irish language phrases and sayings
- Whiskey Tasting – 5.00 Euro charge per person.
- Irish Dancing
- Learn how to pour a pint of Guinness – There is a 5.00 Euro charge per pint and a 2.50 charge per glass.
- Rememberance Lanterns
We are currently looking at other things that may be added to this.
Afterwards there will be entertainment in the bar.
Friday 7th October 2022
9.00 am Clan Council Meeting
11.00 am General Clan Meeting: including election of new Tánaiste and officers (an agenda will be issued closer to the Gathering)
Inauguration of new Taoiseach will take place immediately after the General Clan meeting.
Grand Banquet in Beleek Castle (75.00 Euros per Adult 20.00 Euros per child under 12)
Transportation to and from Beleek Castle by Bus will be provided.
4-5pm Tour of Beleek Castle 6.00 Euros per person payable to the tour guide on the day
5-6pm Cocktail Hour before Banquet
A traditional Irish band will provide the entertainment together with traditional Irish Dancers.
Saturday 8th October 2022
Important Note: The Ocean Sands Hotel cannot accommodate the Clan on the Saturday night. Those that wish to stay in Enniscrone on the Saturday night should make alternative arrangements or contact the Ocean Sands Hotel asap as they may still have a few rooms available.
We may offer a short tour; details will be provided.
Farewell Glass 2.00 in the Ocean Sands
Join us all at the Ocean Sands for a farewell glass at the closing of the Gathering