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Gathering Spotlight II



We are featuring a few more great Gatherings this week. Whether you are a Tobin, a Coughlan, or a football enthusiast, there’s a Gathering just for you! If you need help planning your trip or your time in Ireland once  you get there, we can help. Just visit our Tours page for information.

Tobins of Sheepshead Gathering

Church at Kilcrohane

Church at Kilcrohane

On June 2nd, a gathering of The Tobins of Sheepshead will be held. Everyone with a connection to John Tobin and Mary Spillane, of Caherurlagh, Sheepshead, Kilcrohane, West Cork is invited. John and Mary were married on February 4, 1836. There are a lot of Tobins from Sheepshead, so Danny Tobin (who submitted this listing) would like to give a particular shout-out to the Malllory Tobins.

Several of the Mallory Tobins made the journey to America over the years, and Danny is looking for any of the American branch to get in touch with him. So, if you think you might be descended from the Tobins of Sheepshead, County Cork, let us know you are out there!

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Coughlans of Ballydehob



Calling all descendants of Daniel Coughlan and Bridget Reilly who were married on the February 11, 1870 in Ballydehob North, West Cork! On August 4th is the gathering of the Coughlans of Ballydehob.  There is already a large group of descendants from the East Coast of America planning to attend, and Danny is hoping that some family from the West Coast will make the trip as well.

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Irish World Cup

Here’s a Gathering event that you don’t need to have a specific surname to attend, you just need to like football (soccer to my American readers). This looks like an exciting weekend, very well planned and organized.

IWC_fb_logo_biggerFrom the Gathering Ireland website…

The Irish World Cup will be the leading amateur football tournament of 2013 and the largest 7-a-side since the 2012 Paralympic Games; open to teams of all skill levels from all over the world to play and compete for the prestigious Irish World Cup trophy. The event will take place in UCD from the 7th – 9th June 2013, with the tournament taking place on natural grass playing pitches. The competition will take place over three days; with every team playing a minimum of 6 games, competing in group and round robin matches. (click here to read more)

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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 II

  1. My name is joe Mike Timmy Sullivan from roskerigh ahakista my mother was Annie Burke of renga appal ahakista both now deceased my mothers uncle was Mickey Burke who settled in Caper as far as I know he had a ranch I remember him coming home to ahakista 1956 he was always very generous he has family still in Casper

  2. Pingback: From Sheepshead to Casper « The Irish in America

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