January 2016 - New Year Greetings

A Cháirde,

I hope that you will be as healthy and content as circumstances will allow during the year ahead and that most of us will have the opportunity of meeting during the year.

In a perpetually changing world, seizing the moment becomes almost daring, but what better way could there be to re-energise the soul than to plan a trip to Dublin in April or in October and meet your friends from Clans of Ireland. The weather in Ireland in April is generally delightful, with late spring sunshine and ‘scattered soft April showers’ to remind us where we are and why our country is so green. Little awakens the senses like walking through St. Stephen’s Green in the Spring.

On April 15th and 16th. I hope that you will join us at the breathtakingly magnificent St. Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club where we will have our Annual Conference. I can confirm that the renowned Prof. Dan Bradley of the Department of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin will be our Guest Speaker. Dr. Bradley’s subject intrigues most of us but due to its constant evolution, few of us can claim to understand it.

Later on, on a date to be confirmed in October, we will commemorate the Second Battle of Athenry, which took place in 1316. We will let you have the venue and dates as soon as available so that you can make your plans accordingly.

Finally, let me wish all of you who are having clan gatherings in 2016 every success and let us have your dates.

Is mise le meas,


Gearoid O Ceallaigh