The Irish in America

Gathering Spotlight



In case you haven’t heard, 2013 is the year of The Gathering in Ireland. Hundreds of reunions, festivals, and celebrations are on the books, and more are planned every day. From time to time, I will turn the spotlight on Gathering attempting to trace and invite American relatives. And sometimes I will feature Gatherings that just look like a good time! Email me if you would like to have your gathering featured on The Irish in America.

Power Family Gathering

Power_crestThe Power Clan Gathering is a weekend of events for all the Power families across the world to celebrate their ancestral homeland and to meet with your family members and friends – new and old – in your historic homeland.

This is an opportunity to visit major landmarks throughout Tír Paorach and there will be lots of entertainment including traditional Irish music, song, dance, storytelling and folklore.

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Stradbally Girls School

StradballyConventSchoolThe Convent School, Stradbally, has been in existance since 1885. We are inviting parents, pupils and past-pupils to a School Gathering to celebrate the educational heritage of this small Waterford community. Bígí linn.

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Cronin Family Gathering

CroninGathering_FacebookClan gathering for the descendants of Patrick Cronin (b. 1831, Milltown) and Margaret Foley (b. 1841, Glencar). A weekend of fun awaits you!

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And last, but not least…

Bowling Round the Bog

 May 3, 2013 in Fenor Village, County Waterford — click here and check out listing for all the details on this great event!

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Author: Aine

I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota. My heritage pretty much covers the map of Ireland: great-great-grandparents from Cork (Crowley, Foley, Regan), a great-great-grandmother from Clare (Quinn), a great-great-grandfather from Fermanagh (McMahon) and his wife's parents from Mayo (McAndrew), a great-grandmother from Connemara (Hannon) married to my great-grandfather from Laois (McCormack), great-grandparents from Sligo (Flannery), and a great-grandmother from Kildare (Hill). All of those people ended up in Minnesota, where my four grandparents were born. Three and four generations after my people left Ireland for America, I retain all Irish heritage. So much for the melting pot...

2 thoughts on “Gathering Spotlight

  1. Come to The Power Clan Gathering May 31st – June 4th 2013 – your gate way to your Irish heritage. “Come Home To The Land Of Your People”

  2. Reblogged this on The Power Clan Gathering 2013 and commented:
    Thanks to the wonderful “Irish in America” for this publicity …

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