Ó Dubhda Clan Gathering 2015 Thurs. Oct. 1st – Sun 4thProgramme of Tours, Lectures, Gala Dinner, etc. The following is a Programme of Tours, etc. for the Triannual Ó Dubhda Clan Gathering of all with an interest in or bearing the many Surnames derived from this Gaelic family or any of those descendants of the UiFiachrach of the Moy. At The Ocean Sands Hotel, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo. http://www.theoceansandshotel.ie/Email: email@example.com or Tel:0035 (0)96 26700 for Hotel reservations. Day 1.Thurs. Oct. 1st 2015 9.30 Registration at the Ocean Sands Hotel, Enniscrone. Co. Sligo. Cost of registration: €40.00 10.30 A bus trip at €20 (this price includes cost of coach and guide each day) will visit some of the many Castles and other places of Ó Dubhda family interest around the area. Many find this the most interesting aspect of the family history. The tour will include; Enniscrone Castle, The Mermaid Rocks,Souterrain, http://www.enniscronearchaeology.com/souterrains.htmlCastleconor castle, Castleton Castle, and more. Those who do not wish to join the tour can have a more relaxed day at any of the following: Take a beach walk along the 5Km.long Enniscrone beach, go surfing have a seaweed bath or,for other available activities please check out:-http://www.enniscrone.ie/home For those who might be looking for something different the Hennigan Heritage Centreis excellent as aliving Museum showcasing rural life in the Mayo area. www.museumsofmayo.com/hennigan1.htmThe FoxfordWollen Mill is also interesting. Evening Lecture 8PM at The Ocean Sands Hotel:Michael Dowd will present his fascinating findings regarding St. Patrick’s origins and his possible connections to the UiFiachrach. The title being “Slave to Saint”. Day 2. Fri. Oct 2nd: 10.AM: Travel by bus €20 toCarrowmore Megalithic burial ground, Carrowmore, Co Sligo (AdmissionIncluded in registration fee). http://www.megalithicireland.com/Carrowmore%20Complex.html Or http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/north-west/carrowmoremegalithiccemetery/ This is about one hours travel time from Enniscrone. Afterwards as we travel through Tireragh and visit other places of Ó Dubhda family interest around the Barony such as the new memorial to DubhaltachMacFhirbhisigh (Duald Mac Firbis (fl. 1643-January 1671 was an Irish scribe, translator, historian and last traditional genealogist of the ÚiFiachrach. 1:30PM: Lunch at the Beach Bar www.thebeachbarsligo.com The Beach Bar is a traditional Irish thatched pub a little off the beaten track. Lunch will cost €15. 3PM: VisitThe Jackie Clarke Collection, Museum, Ballina (Adm. Free) It is the most important private collection of Irish History in public hands with over 100,000 items spanning 400 years. Artefacts associated with Wolf Tone, Michael Collins, Douglas Hyde, Michael Davitt and contains rare books maps and much, much more.http://www.clarkecollection.ie/home/ Return to Enniscrone c. 6PM Evening Lecture 8PM at The Ocean Sands Hotel:the Special Guest speaker will beDr. Nollaig Ó Muraile.The topic:- ‘The Great Book of Irish Genealogies by Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh, hereditary historian to theÓ Dubhda’. Day 3. Sat. Oct 3rd: No Coach Tours on Saturday. 10.00The Council of Chieftains meeting in Ocean Sands Hotel. 11.00 The Grand council meeting. 1.00PMThe election of Tánaiste, (i.e. the successor to the Taoiseach), by of theÓ Dubhda Clan members. 3.00 PMThe Inauguration of Andrew Dowds as Ó Dubhda or Taoiseach of the Ó Dubhda Clan according to the Ó Dubhda Clantradition. 4PM: Special Lecture by our own MacFerbisi.e. Clan Historian, Local Historian, Author, Lecturer, Genealogist and long-time supporter of the Clan,Conor Mac Hale speaking on:- “Heritage of The O Dubhda”. 7PM: TheTraditional InauguralBanquet for Clan Members will be held atThe Ocean Sands Hotel. Day 4. Sun Oct. 4th: 9.00A.M. Mass for the Ó Dubhda Clanin R.C. Church Enniscrone (All denominations welcome). 1.00PM Bus Tour€20 via ArdnaRi our first stop in Ballina, then towards Killala pass RosserkFriary to Moyne abbey our main stop on the tour. 3PM go to Beleek Castle Hotel and museum. Tours of Beleek Castle, Museum, Fossil collection and including Afternoon Tea at €13 per person and concluding the 2015 Ó Dubhda Clan Gathering. http://www.belleekcastle.com/ Bus Returning to Enniscrone c. 6.30PM concluding the 2015 Ó Dubhda Clan Gathering.“Ó Dubhda abú” Please note that times and events may vary due to circumstances outside of our control.