Annual General Meeting 2020

Dear Clans of Ireland Members,

As we advised you in March 2020, due to the world wide Covid-19 pandemic we had to postpone our Annual General Meeting.

The situation with the virus has not improved and travel is still difficult worldwide, so we have no option but to hold our meeting virtually. It is a legal requirement that the meeting be held and this seems to be the only way it can be done. It is also the method that has been suggested to us by our regulatory authorities, the Companies Office [CRO] and the Office of the Directorate of Corporate Affairs [ODCA].

The new date for our online AGM is the 11th July 2020 from 2.00 p.m. GMT. Only Member Clans who return their Delegate Nomination Forms will be able to attend and these Clans will receive a link and password to enable them join the meeting which will be held on Zoom. Notices have been sent to all of our 2020 Registered Clans and these notices have been accompanied by the necessary documentation:-

 The AGM notice for 11 July 2020

 Agenda for AGM 2020

The official proxy & Delegate Formwhich we would ask you to complete and return urgently.

Director Election and Nomination Form.Please also return the Director Nomination Form urgently.

       The minutes of last year’s AGM on 13 April 2019

The Cathaoirleach’s report, Report of the Rúnaí

Audited Accountsfor the twelve months ending 31 December 2019, as approved by the Board of Directors.

We would love for as many of you as possible to attend and have your say in the running and organisation of your Company.

We look forward to meeting with you virtually on the 11th July 2020

Is mise le meas,

Cathaoir Ó Tighearnaigh, CIOM

Rúnaí na Cuideachta




Dear Clans of Ireland Members,

I am sure it will not be any surprise – that the Board of Finte na hÉireann - Clans of Ireland has voted to postpone the 2020 AGM & Cultural Summit, arranged for 18th April 2020 at the Stephen's Green & Hibernian Club, Dublin.

Ireland, together with many of our neighbours throughout the world, is in lockdown mode. All educational institutions closed Thursday last. Previously all St. Patrick's Day Celebrations were canceled national wide. It is a measure how seriously it is taken in this country that all religious occasions will be held behind closed doors for the immediate future. Weddings have been canceled and I have not yet heard how funeral ceremonies will be arranged. There is 'talk' of the pubs and restaurants closing. Our radiational Irish life is gravely changed.

If the world and national news improves, it is planned that the AGM and Cultural Summit be held during June 2020. There may be conflict with Clan Gatherings; please let us know as soon as possible if this is likely. We will inform you as soon as we rearrange the date, but I believe that a June date may be very hopeful.

All good wishes for the coming Seasons of St. Patrick and Easter and may you all be safe and well in the period ahead.

Yours sincerely,

Nora Keohane Hickey,



The 2020 Annual General Meeting has been set by the board for

Saturday 18th April 2020


The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, 9 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the day.


Clans of Ireland Cultural Summit and AGM 2020

Friday 17 & Saturday 18 April 


Friday 17 April

2.00 pm Meet at The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club for guided tours to:

(a) The Freemasons’ Hall, 17 Molesworth St @ 2.30 pm ~ duration 1 hour

(b) The National Museum, Kildare St @ circa 3.45 pm ~ led by Dr Michael Egan


Saturday 18 April             ~ Dress: suit or smart casual ~

10.00 – 11.00   Registration & refreshments {Cost €15; includes lectures, tea/coffee & light lunch}

11.00 – 12.00   Annual General Meeting ~ Cathaoirleach: Nóra Keohane Hickey

12.00 – 12.10   Presentation of Clans of Ireland Order of Merit awards 2020

12.10 – 12.20   Presentation of Chiefs’ and Clans’ Essay Competition prize & trophy for 2019

12.20 – 12.50   Lecture 1: Proposed paper by Hugo O’Neill, Chief of the Clanaboy O’Neills 

12.50 – 13.20   Parade and reception of Chiefs and Clan Leaders of Clans of Ireland

13.20 – 13.30   Group photograph        

13.30 – 14.30   Light lunch

14.30 – 15.15   Lecture 2: ‘Scribes and their patrons in the Irish manuscript tradition’ by Tim O’Neill 

15.15 – 16.00   Lecture 3: ‘The medieval learned families of the West of Ireland’ by Luke McInerney 

16.00 – 16.05   Closing address by An Cathaoirleach, Nóra Keohane Hickey


19.30 for 20.00  ~ Clans of Ireland Gala Dinner ~ Dress: black tie, evening wear ~


Smoked Salmon, Chive Crème Fraiche & Baby Leeks 

     ~ ~ ~    

Sirloin of Irish Beef, Cipollini Onions & Thyme Scented Root Vegetables, Port Stew


Fresh Cod  with Wilted Spinach, Saffron Cream     

                    ~ ~ ~                             

Assiette of Desserts to include   

Triple Chocolate Mousse, Tiramisu, Rhubarb, Strawberry & Vanilla Cheesecake                        

                                   Tea / Coffee      

Costs: €15 for Cultural Summit only {incl. light lunch & refreshments}, €85 for Gala Dinner {Saturday evening}

Special price of €90 for anyone attending both Cultural Summit and Gala Dinner