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O'Keeffe Clan

Gathering and Rally

9, 10 and 11 Sept 2016

guided tours, lectures

historical and genealogical exhibitions

cultural and musical events,

buffet banquet Saturday evening

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O'Keeffe Clan Gathering - Rally 9th/10th/11th Sept 2016


Programme of Events
Friday 9th September 2016

Opening the Gathering:
Dromtariffe Community Hall will be open to welcome and register visitors to the O'Keeffe Clan Gathering.
The event will be formally opened at 8.00pm on Friday evening with a reception including light refreshments where visitors may meet and greet each other and meet members of the organising committee.
Programme of all events, activities and exhibitions will be on display.
Bookings where needed will be taken.

Saturday 10th September 2016
Bus Tours:
Guided Bus Tours showing the geography of the Duhallow district with special emphasis on historical sites of interest to the O'Keeffe Clan.
We intend having two different routes of two hour duration available, running from 11.00am to 1.00pm and from 3.00pm to 5.00pm with a stop for light lunch.
People may join either or both tours.

History and Genealogy:
There will be a history exhibition in Dromtariffe Community Hall.
We plan to have a genealogist in attendance who will be able to undertake research for visitors wishing to know more about their Irish connections.

Banquet, Variety Show and Concert:
Banquet in the Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet Town at 7.00pm followed by a Variety Show and Concert at 9.00pm.
Following the banquet there will be a night of music, song, dance and story telling.
The MC will of course facilitate audience members who wish to participate.
The Slieve Luachra distinct style of traditional Irish music will be much in evidence.

Sunday 11th September 2016:
Mass:
Mass will be celebrated in Dromtariffe Church at 12.00pm.

Lunch:
Lunch 1.00pm to 2.00pm.

Commemoration:
Group visit and commemoration at Dromagh Castle.

History Lecture and discussion:
After lunch and following the group vitit to Dromagh Castle there will be a History Lecture in the hall, intended to provoke a lively group discussion to follow.

Dromtariffe Hall Location Maps