2022 Gathering 5th to 8th October

O’Dubhda Clan Gathering 5th October to 8th  October 2022

Programme of Events



Wednesday 5th October 2022


Registration (10 am to 4.00 Lobby Ocean Sands Hotel)
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): Come and meet the O’Dubhda Clan members who have come from all parts of the World to the Gathering.
7.00 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 8.00 “Back to Adam” a short presentation by Colum O’Dowd. How far back can we trace our family tree, you may be surprised!
Afterwards entertainment will be provided (in the bar)










Thursday 6th October 2022


Registration (10 am to 4.00 Lobby Ocean Sands Hotel)
Choice of two Tours (9.00 am departure)

  1. O’Dubhda Castles 

(Sligo/Ballina) — Ballina Abbey and Rosserk Friary/ Killala/Foghill

  1. 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 (10.00 to 4.00)


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
  • Irish Dancing
  • Learn how to pour a pint of Guinness
  • 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 (location and time to be decided)

Group Photograph


Grand Banquet in Beleek Castle (time to be confirmed)
Transportation to and from Beleek Castle by Bus will be provided

Tour of Beleek Castle

Cocktail Hour before Banquet

A traditional Irish band will provide the entertainment


Saturday 8th  October 2022

We may offer a short tour; details will be provided in our next Newsletter.

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