September 2021 - Passing of Dr. Michael J.S. Egan, Taoiseach Clan Mac Aodhagáin Uí Maine

It is with incredible sadness that the death is announced of the former Cathaoirleach of Clans of Ireland Dr. Michael J.S. Egan and Taoiseach Clan Mac Aodhagáin Uí Maine. He died on the 9th September 2021, peacefully at his home in Dublin.

The Board of Clans of Ireland, wishes to express its collective condolences to his wife Terry and his children Katrina, Michelle, Cormac, Lorraine and Kevin.

Michael will also be deeply missed by the and the wide spectrum of organised Irish clans, which he helped organise and, indeed, led for many years.

Michael was such a vibrant force in so many people’s lives, including all of those who knew him within Clans of Ireland and especially those of us who were privileged to have worked with him on the Board. Michael’s philosophical attitude was the foundation of his leadership. He remained very active on the Board, including in his role leading the Council of the Order of Merit, until almost his final breath, when illness overcame him.

During his tenure as Cathaoirleach he oversaw the introduction of the contemporary Clans of Ireland website, an area that he understood more than most, as he practiced and lectured as an engineer during his long career.  It was also during his term in office that Clans of Ireland entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs. The historic MOU was signed by Michael, as Cathaoirleach.

Michael will be remembered as being one of the most steadfast and longest serving Members of the Board of Clans of Ireland.

Funeral arrangements can be found by following the link here: 

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