St. Patrick's Day - 17 March 2022 - Order of Merit Recipient Announced

The Council of the Order of Merit is pleased to confer the appointment as a Companion of the Clans of Ireland Order of Merit upon Mr. Conor Mac Hale CIOM.

Conor, a native speaker, author and editor is passionate about the clan’s revival movement indicated by his extensive involvement with the O'Dubhda Clan, who nominated him for this honour.

Conor has written, published and contributed to a wide range of books, articles and pamphlets and has shared his expertise with ardent enthusiasm and devotion to Irish cultural matters through lectures and presentations that have contributed to the development tourism and an ever-deepening global interest in Irish history and heritage. Conor has also had a long involvement with Clans of Ireland since its inception, including a period as a member of the Board of Directors.  

The Clans of Ireland Order of Merit is the highest honour that can be bestowed by Irish Clans. It is an order of merit conferred on individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to Irish culture and heritage or who have brought conspicuous honour to their Clan name.

The Order of Merit is awarded to a maximum of four persons each year, whose names are announced on St Patrick’s Day, 17th March. The conferring of awards to the new Companions of the Clans of Ireland Order of Merit will be made during the Saturday of the Annual Summit, on 9th April 2022.

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