March 2013 - Honours List Announced

Logo of the Clans of Ireland

The Chancellor of the Order of Clans of Ireland, Chev. Sean McClafferty has announced that the Council of the Order has approved the appointment of the following individuals as Companions of the Order of Clans of Ireland.
Dr. Mary McAleese, President of Ireland 1997-2011
Ambassador Brian Ó Cheallaigh, Irish Diplomat (retired)
Monsignor Pádraig O Fiannachta, Professor of Irish at Maynooth College (retired)
An tUasail Cathaoir Ó Tighearnaigh, Ceannaire Cumann na gClann Uí Thighearnaigh.
All of the above were chosen for this honour because of their significant contributions to Irish culture, heritage and public life. The conferral ceremony will take place on Saturday 27th April in the Mansion House when the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will present them with the insignia of the Order of Clans of Ireland. Dr. McAleese will receive her insignia at a separate ceremony at the Irish Embassy in Rome, Italy.