Forum on Irish Clans 2012
Forum on Irish Clans: Past Present and Future
The Annual Conference and AGM took place at the Mansion House in Dublin from Friday 27th to Saturday 28th April 2012. The conference began on Friday with a special Forum on Irish Clans, Past, Present and Future which was attended by the members of the board of Clans of Ireland, the Standing Council of Irish Chiefs and Chieftains and Clan leaders and invited scholars.
Participants at the Forum on Irish Clans, Past, Present and Future
The purpose of the forum was to reflect on the nature and history of Irish Clans so that Clans of Ireland can begin to develop a new strategic vision and objectives for the future. As part of the Forum a number of papers were presented. These included “What is an Irish Clan?” by Dr. Nollaig Ó Muraíle RIA (NUIG), “Chiefly Succession” by Dr. Katharine Simms (TCD) and “Irish Clans and DNA” by Patrick Guinness.
Dr. Nollaig Ó Muraíle, Dr. Katharine Simms and Patrick Guinness
Apart from members of the board of Clans of Ireland other guests at the Forum included Michael McMahon-Mitchell from Clan MacMahon of Thomond, Ambassador Francis M. O’Donnell from Clan Ó Domhnaill of Tyrconnell and The Ó Morchoe of Oulartleigh representing the Standing Council of Irish Chiefs and Chieftains.
The Ó Morchoe and Ambassador Francis M. O’Donnell