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version of #33, May 12, 1996
articles are taken from newsletter # 33.
This newsletter has taken 20 years to write.
Well not exactly, but we have been writing them since 1980. We
didn't number the first few as they were not in great amounts and rather
restricted in area. This is listed as # 33, numbering from that
Reunion in Michigan, Aug. 1981. Some of the persons begind that
Gathering have left us, but many are still remembering. 1981 had
several firsts and some memorable happenings. Certainly an outstanding
feature was the arrival of and talks we received from Eileen and Paddy
Doherty of Derry City. Eileen was a gifted singer and a very social
person and those attending were very appreciative of her presence.
Patrick, her husband, better known as Paddy "Bogside" gave a talk on
the "Troubles", the Clan and it's history. His enthusiasm was
catching and caused us all to leave with a sense of pride and a steadfastness
of purpose. Out of this has grown our Clann Association and now,
20 years on we are about to sponsor our 4th gathering in this, the "land
of our Origin".
There is to be a Clann Metting during these festivities and we hope
it is well attended. It is time to at least consider "The Passing
of the Gavel" on to younger Clann. It is also time to consider
a Permanent trust and a Tax Free Status for this Association.
Let's keep this endeavour alive and functioning on and on!
Retirees are welcome to spend time with us. We have a lovely location,
as Buncrana Town is walking distance away. There are some spare
bedrooms when the off season is upon us.
Days, Events and Who is Doing What:
Our Committees have been meeting often and seriously for years and are
all hoping to develop a Gathering that will be very meaningful to Clann
at home and to Clann from far away places.
Our General Chairperson was Paddy "Joe" Doherty of Derry. He was
forced to give up that position due to ill health. He was very
ably replaced by James "sausage" Doherty of Derry. Both these
men were so helpful in past reunions and in many Clann occasions at
Headquarters on Inch Island.
Besides James, there is these assisting from Derry: Carita Ker,
Helena "Saddler" Downey, Paddy "Bogside" Doherty, Marcus O'Murchu
and Sally Doherty Litchfield. The Inishowen Committees are all
listed on the page on which their activities occur.
There have been many attempts to secure grants in the Ulster and or
Donegal areas. At this time ! April, we are still trying to convice
Grant Authorities of our need for help. It is easy to spend anormous
amounts for printing and postage on one issue of a Newsletter.
An example is this: Newsletter No. 32 (4000 copies): Printing;
IE1880.00, posting IE1278.00 and the conveyance of 1200 newsletter to
distributions points in Derry and Donegal, IE80.00. We also sent
out 11,000 flyers to all of Inishowen, informing all householders of
the coming reunion and the need of their cooperation. This cost
IE550.00 more. With the next newsletter ready to go to print and
also with posting costs we are facing the same dilemma. We are
also considering a follow-up of the first flyer. Plans are being
set up to get out an excess of 12,000 single page mail outs by mid-May
to all of Inishowen.
We have the added possibility of receiving U.K. Grants as the Derry
Committee is working to get some aid.
Schedule, Year 2000 Gathering
First Day - Friday, 23rd. June
following Derry venues will be open for the Clann Reunion:
Calgach Centre: Located on the street to the right of the Town
Diamond, which is reached by going up the hill of Shipquay St. Celtic
Exhibition: Go back into the ages of the Celtic People, from the
earliest of time. (Will be open every weekday of the Reunion)
The Tower Museum: (In the O'Dochartaigh Castle), Contains local
history and artifacts of the area. Dedicated in 1982 by your Clann
Herald and Paddy Bogside. It is at a Main Gate within the Walled
City. (Open daily)
Guides will be available for touring the City's ancient walls.
Derry City Coucil will provide a reception at the Clann's arrivals:
It will be held in the evening. More details later. You
will have the opportunity to meet with Clann Chieftain's family,
City dignitaires and the Reunion Committees at this venue.
Person in charge of activities this day: Chairperson: James Doherty.
Committee Members assisting: Marcus O'Murchu, Carita Kerr, Paddy Bogside
Doherty, Helena Downey, Sally Litchfield and Paddy Joe Doherty.
Remember: Interested people will be able to get the latest time, place
and details on all Reunion activities from a Souvenir Booklet that is
being presented by local O'Doherty businesses and your Clann Headquarters,
(there will be a small charge). It will be available from:
Derry Tourist Office, Bishop Street; Clann Headquarters, Buncrana; The
Inishowen Tourist Office, Carndonagh; Seaview Tavern, Malin Head; Tourist
Office, Moville; Heritage Library, Bishop St., Derry.
Have you ordered a Clann Badge?? (for a small fee as a Clann Headquarters
service). On the reservation sheet, there is a place to order
an I.D. badge: It will have: Your Name, your area of residence,
our crest and the fact of the Reunion. Please specify.
To all with Clann connections: Place the Clann Association meetings
on your schedule. We have problems to discuss and a full agenda.
(Meadow of the Monks)
the delegation into 3 groups: (Possibility of 3 minibuses for transport)
A: Tour of windswept shores and hilly mountains. Tour Guide:
John Joe Doherty, Urris. Several Stops.
B: To Paddy Doherty's Doagh Farm with a "Long Step Back in Time"
C: To O'Doherty's Carrickabraghey Castle for a viewing with a
short talk by Joseph Doherty, (Denery).
A "Rough and Ready" easily prepared and consumed meal in the area.
Festival "The McGlinchey Festival".
to a great historian who srote engagingly about this old Celtic area
which kept it's Irish roots and language for decades longer. This
festival is in its third year. It is presented by local artists.
Clonmany is an area which is surrounded by mountains and the rolling
sea. (Land of the Mountain Reaches and Foaming beaches).
on Buses at a later day, June 1st.
will leaving Derry City at 1:30pm and Buncrana at 2:00, (The demand
for tickets will determine the availability of bus runs, no demand,
no bus). If you are driving there, please park your car in the
fields as marked. Mini-buses will be used to take all visitors
up to the Grianan, donations for the buses are appreciated.
the site of the oldest stone structure in Ireland. It is the site
of ancient coronations of the Great Clanns of Ulster.
A lovely, traditional afternoon with some of Irelands best entertainers.
In the Souvenir Booklet these artists will be identified with more detail.
preparation and cost have gone into this remarkable occasion by the
Derry Committee and your Clann Headquarters.
in Charge: Marcus O'Murchu.
avoid congestion, Mini-buses will take people from and to their cars
at this event.
Program: Many hotels and taverns will have special entertainment for
the Clann. Check out your area of residence for events.
up your ID badges at the Clann Center, Shore Front, Buncrana any time.
The Towns of Buncrana, Letterkenny, Ballyliffin, Bridgend, Derry, Malin
Head, Carndonagh, Moville, Redcastle and Malin will all have great dinner
facilities. Arrange reservations the day before.
Restaurants of the area: Harry's in Bridgend, The Gateway and
Lake of Shadows in Buncrana, The Redcastle Hotel and the Seaview at
Peninsula Day, 10:00am.
following Malin Day plans are being organised:
and cars bring people to the most northerly peninsula in Ireland, with
pick-up-points at: Derry, Buncrana and Moville, (if there is a demand).
tour buses will be used in the Malin Peninsula: We will meet at
Anthony Doherty's Tavern, Malin Head. Tour to begin there:
Stops: Ard na Merica, Church of Ireland Cemetery, Lagg Cemetery, Knockameny
Bends, Gortna-mullin, Bree Inn, Backlands, Raised Beach, Mary-Rose Hill,
Ballyhillion Tower, Farren's Pub, Portmore Pier, Malinwill, "Wee
House", Seaview Tavern, etc. A Certificate will be presented
to all you Malin Travelers who have visited this most northerly point
in Ireland. Lunch is scheduled to be at the Bree Inn: Evening
Dinner will be served at Doherty's Seaview Tavern. Menu of choice
for the Clann dinner. There will be entertainment there.
and deposit required. See the reservation page.
cost for this Malin tour and meals: IE30.00 (hopefully including buses
from the more southern locations).
for the day: Kathleen O'Donnell.
Tony McLaughlin, Michael "Doc" Doherty, Catrina Doherty, Denis Doherty,
Paddy Carey and Mary Glackin.
City will be having a 1:00 lecture. It will be held at the Nerve
Centre. Frank D'Arcy, a noted Historian will discuss the Emigration
from the North West of Ireland.
are these usual tours running during the day hours:
Center: Located on the street to the right of the Town Diamond,
which is reached by going up the hill of Shipquay St.
Exhibition: Back into the ages of the Celtic People, from the
earliest of time. (Will be open every week day of the Reunion)
Tower Museum: (In the O'Dochartaigh Castle), Contains local history
and artifacts of the area. Dedicated in 1982 by your Clann Herald
and Paddy Bogside. (open daily)
will be available for the touring the ancient City Walls.
attendees will be wearing I.D. badges (see sample below). Get
an order for your family. Slip in a $5.00 (cash) for the first
badge when sending us the information needed on it Price for family
$12.00 for up to 5 or in groups of five.
& Meeting Day
tours of the Walled City: Guides are available.
The O'Doherty Fort and Museum and the Calgach Centre will be open for
Do enjoy lunch in Derry before the Lecture as we want you at the Clann
meeting. 1:00 PM. Daily Lecture: Tony Crowe, a local historian, will
be bringing to life the "Story of the Building of Derry, Londonderry".
This will be an in depth look at Derry and the Plantation.
and an Association Meeting Day:
Gateway Hotel is the venue for this meeting. Time: 3:30 PM. till 5:30
PM. So as not to conflict with the Derry activities, we are calling this
meeting to order at 3:30 PM sharp.
We hope you can attend. It is open for all who possess Clann relationship.
(Refreshments served) We don't meet very often since leaving the USA and
Canada. We will promise an up to date report and that you can air your
views. Plan on attending with your family. Get them all involved in your
Association. We hope many Native Clann will attend. Agenda: Dues; Hall
of Fame; Newsletters; New Headquarters; New Clann Herald; Genealogy; Area
Assistants; Reunion 2005; Matters arising over this Reunion and New Business.
Evening Programmes:The Clann Centre will be open for a session at 7:00.
PM. Do have a look see, meet the crew and discuss our future. Meet the
famous E-Mail Supremo, Denis Matthews and view the special CD room and
share a cup of tea. There are other events in Derry and the Inishowen
for evening entertainment. We promise an up to date listing of activities
in the SOUVENIR BOOKLET that will be available upon your arrival.
June, Wednesday. A Derry Lecture Day:
usual Tours are available, to and along the Derry Walls. At 1:00 PM.
Gordon Fulton will lecture on on the Irish writer, John B. Keane.
He will elaborate on Keane's abilities as a story teller. The Calgach
Centre will be open.
will not be running, but the regular year-round schedule will be in
effect. Remember to visit O'Doherty businesses in the area:
Knits, south of Buncrana on the Derry Rd. It is well signposted.
you missed the Clonmany Day and that visit to Doagh Island, do
attempt to visit Carrickabraghy Castle and Paddy Doherty's Doagh
will usually be people around your Clann Headquarters. Sign in
there and see the set-up.
29th., June Buncrana & Derry Day
Tours of the Walled City: Guides are available. The Calgach Centre
/ the O'Doherty Fort & Museum will be open.
Very Political Derry City Day":
PM. Daily Lecture: All the political parties will elaborate "On the
Peace Process" as the "Way Forward" at the Nerve Centre. This is a
multi-sided problem discussed from all different political sides.
You now move into the Craft Village. Craft Village:
Welcome to a Paddy Doherty reconstructed Medieval village. In Bridie's
Cottage, a lecture will be given on "A Taste of Ireland" (Don't miss
this well designed area). If demanded: a bus will transport you to
Buncrana: A scheduled bus will be running normally.
Golf Club: (Buncrana)
Golf competition will begin at 2:30 at the Club which is south of
the Gateway Hotel. A trophy will be presented at the evening banquet.
PM. Civic Banquet with an Honours Night:
A Clann Association First: (since 1601) £ 22,00 Fee.
are expected. During the day, give a main course preferences. This
is a Civic Banquet, Hosted by Buncrana District Council. In attendance:
The Chieftain's Family; Urban Councilmen; Clann ² Dochartaigh Honourees;
Distinguished Guests: Reunion Committee Members; Clann ² Dochartaigh
Night for Clann O'Dochartaigh:
2000 AD. we will attempt to honour many Clann who in turn have brought
honour upon us. These will be Millennium Awards given to two categories
of ² Dochartaigh with the benevolence of the County Donegal Millennium
Committee. This group is especially proud of an opportunity to work
with us. They welcome our cousins back from all corners of the world.
Buncrana is chosen due to it's lovely venue and surroundings. This
will be officiated over by the Chieftain's family. Admiral Pascual
O'Dogherty will confer high honours upon many deserving members of
this ancient Clann. The O'Dochartaigh meet every 5 years in the "Land
of Origin". They are gathering again by the thousands to claim their
affiliation to the Irish Clann system and their Celtic Culture.
30th.,June-Carn & Derry Day. Carndonagh
available, leaving Derry City (Foyle St.)at 11:30 PM. and Buncrana
at 12:00, (Clann Centre area. No demand for buses, no bus). Buses
bringing folk into Carn. will deposit them at the Town Centre. They
will shuttle people from parking areas to the Town Centre. If you
are driving to Carndonagh, park your car in the fields as marked.
These will be on the East, South and West side of Carn. The Church
parking area will be marked. It is just south of the Town Diamond.
Buses will be used to shuttle visitors up to the town Centre and
to the farther away stops. Do not park in the Town Centre!
at 1:00 PM.
Walking tours of the Town Centre: The Doherty Diamond, designed
and supervised by Gary "Fintin" Doherty, Carndonagh, (as explained
by Gary Himself) Wesley Hall Museum, (just a stop): The famous Donagh
Cross; New Council Offices; McDaid and McCrossen Artist Exhibits,
etc. At about 2:30 PM light tea at the Quiet Lady, Tul-na-ree, Boston
Burger, etc.After Tea-A "Walk About" in the close vicinity of the
Town Centre: To the refurbushed Chapel; The extensive Cemetery;
Good local shopping. A bus is available for a trip to the Mass Rock.
to 8:00 in the Town Centre.
Gala Show of Irish Step Dancing, a local Brass Band, singing, etc.
Evening Programmes: All attendees will be separated into two groups.
The Wee House in Magheramore: People will be invited to traditional
Irish dancing. Fun with local Clann. A warm meal will be served
about 9:00 PM. Closing time: 12:00PM. Buses to parking areas &
further pick-up points. Tullanree Music & Dance Hall: Presents
a step dancing exhibition. Top Class Dancers will be preforming
for us. Meals will be served, bar available. Closing time: 12:00.
Day costs:There will be desiginated charges on buses, food, entertainment.
(All in Punts). Person in Charge: Joe "Paul" Doherty. Committee
members assisting: Moira "Sadler" Doherty, Albert "Oregon" Doherty,
Mary Doherty, Benny "Yarrel" Doherty, John "Paul" Doherty, Elizabeth
Doherty and Letitia "Glackin" Doherty. Buses will return all visitors
to their cars or to Derry or Buncrana.
Lecture: Frank D'Arcy will discuss that word that is so connected
to the NW of Ireland, "Emigration" with unusual angles. The Usual
City Tours as previously listed. Have you picked up your ID badge
from Headquarters?. Saturday,
1st. July Buncrana & Derry Day.
lectures over the weekend. Derry is wide open for shopping or
a walk about. There are several bus companies in this area: There
is Swilly Bus Co., Ulster Bus Co. and the Northwest Bus Co. Check
Buncrana, on the Banks of the Swilly!
Buncrana Town will be the venue for an honours day for some heroes
of the O'Doherty Clann. Two monuments are to be dedicated. Seminar:
Before honouring these past Clann combatants, there will be a
short narrative on their lives. Check with the Souvenir booklet
for exact time and place. Programme: Early afternoon. Cahir "Rua"
O'Dogherty born in 1587, slaughtered in 1608. He was the last
Chieftain of the old Gaelic Irish order. His memorial will be
on the approach to the Crana Bridge, NW of the Town. John Doherty
who was born in Buncrana had strong sympathies towards the working
class. He became the greatest Union organiser in the British Isles.
This dedication ceremony is to be sponsored by the SIPTU Union.
His time period would have been in the early 1800s.
This monument will be in the same general area as the Cahir "Rua"
memorial in the Crana Bridge area. Naval Engagements During the
Reunion: In recognition of the naval connection of our Chieftain's
Family, the Minister of Defense has been written to, requesting
a visit from an Irish Naval vessel. His office confirms 'Subject
to operational requirements, a ship will be present in Lough Swilly'.
By: Seamus Doherty, Ballynarry, Buncrana. Person in Charge of
the SIPTU memorial, Seamus Doherty with a written report by Francis
Devine, a Dublin Professor. Person in charge of the Cahir "Rua"
monument, John Doherty. This completes the Reunion activities
for the day. Enjoy the evening ! Your Clann Headquarters will
be open for a visit. Any questions about the area, the Clann or
the Reunion, feel free to call in. If nobody answers, walk right
in. Call the Clann Centre at the number below.
badge I.D.'s are a unique idea suggested for the 1985 Reunion
by Elbert Covington, whose parentage goes back to the Dougherty's
of Kentucky. With this Company, "Badge a Minute" we have found
a way to do this. We hope you show interest and enjoy it's purpose.
Day: Lecture time with a radio wit; Anita Robinson, who is a
local and vibrant radio commentator, will be at the Nerve Centre
with an up-to-date topic. The Heritage Lirary will be expecting
your presence during this Gathering, (Bishop St. Derry) There
will be the usual tours and noteworthy places for your attention
within the City of Derry. Arrangements: There are many well
known places to visit out in Co. Antrim, Tyrone, West Donegal
and the Inishowen. See the Tourist Office in your area for assistance.
Have you visited Clann Headquarters on the Shore Front Buncrana
?? They will have many brochures on local scenery and attractions.
Programme: Many Hotels and Taverns will have Irish, Country
and Modern Music. So check around. There are discos in the Inishowen
for the younger crowd. The Regular yearly Buses from Derry and
from the Inishowen will be operating.Tuesday, 4th.,July. Clann
Castle Day in the Inishowen: From the famous Burt Castle to
the infamous Greencastle, we will
scrutinise the medieval fortresses of this powerful Clann.
from the middle ages and views of the structures we used to
protect the shorelines and the rivers from the Danes, the
Norse, the Normans, the Saxons, the Scots and the British.
A knowledgeable speaker will highlight the areas. Now (April)
we are planning on a large bus to transport the people who
sign up for this adventure. We may have a bus leave from Derry
to a gathering place at Burt. We may have a smaller bus to
run people from Buncrana south to Burt Castle. It will depend
on your reservations. A public address system will be used
to explain all the features of Inishowen as we pass through
what is also known as ² Dochartaigh Country. Meeting Place
for the start of the Tour:
At Burt Castle at 11:00 AM. ((Private land, so stay in a group)
A Walk about with a discussion of the history of the area.
On to Culmore Fort for a view of this strategic location and
it's importance to the Irish and why the English wanted it.
Into Muff and up the East Coast of the Inishowen with a stop
at the Iskaheen Cemetery. A poignant story is told here on
an old tombstone of the brothers, Conal and Owen, two of our
ancient links. A meal will be planned enroute, as we head
north. Continuing along the shores of Lough Swilly, we visit
Whitecastle, then on through Moville. The final Castle of
the Day: Greencastle, with the sadness and the glory of this
exceptional fortification. You will all be turned loose to
secure your evening meal. There are several places in the
area that can accommodate your needs. A time-honoured evening
has been arranged for you. It is "The Way Things Were" by
Patsy Cavanagh and Friends. It includes music, drama, song
and dance at the Cairn Theature in Greencastle. This special
show will encompass the local history of O'Dochartaigh. You
will be presented a traditional meal of Irish Stew, brown
bread, and scones. Person in charge this day: Kathleen Daugherty
Barr, (Kitty, our Clann Secretary for many years). Committee
members assisting: Mary Doherty Harley, Joan Doherty, Valerie
O'Brien and Albert Doherty. Charles Doherty will be one of
the lecturing historians to accompany us on the tour.
5th. of July
Lecture Series continues: Popular Mary Murray will talk
at the Nerve Center on "Looking at Derry as an Outsider"
of the City are on going
are certain requirements that all able bodied Clann will
have attended to by now: 4 Sites in Derry: The Calgach Centre,
The Doherty Tower Museum, the walk around the Walled City
and those great 1:00 Lectures.
In Buncrana: Clann Headquarters, a Clann Meeting, (at least
one of the two) and the new Clann Memorials. Do look over
the Clann memorabilia at Clann Headquarters You can always
order when arriving home. We would rather you take it with
you though. It does help pay for some of the tens of thousands
of Irish Pounds needed to put up front for expenses.
Special Day in Buncrana: A Craft Fair and a Fashion
Show with a Clann Dinner.
At the Gateway Hotel, Buncrana. 4:00 Doors will open for
the Craft Show: Crafts are from all parts of the Inishowen
and from other nearby areas. There will be many different
categories of crafts on show: Knitwear, Tweeds, Jewellery,
Pottery, Paintings and ² Dochartaigh Paraphernalia.
7:30 PM:The Clann
Dinner will commence:
Fashion Show will begin during the course of the meal.
Locally made garments, both traditional and modern fashion
will be modeled. These garments will be on sale at the
end of the show. -Lovely Irish Music will be presented
afterwards and the floor cleared for dancing. A lovely
time is to be had by all. Person in Charge: Rosaleen Hegarty.
Committee assisting: Joyce Doherty, Una Doherty Sheridan.
Cost for the evening: £20 Buses will return all visitors
to Derry and other collection points. Just a note: This
is Reunion No. 4 and your associations 15th. year in the
Inishowen. We had 5 years in the USA/Canada prior to that.
Help is needed, new bold ideas and a blood transfusion
of a sort would be helpful. Any ideas and/or offers should
be presented in writing to Headquarters during the 2000
yr. event. A helpful gesture would be for you to send
them to Headquarters well before the Gathering.
6th. July Malin Peninsula Day
following Malin Day plans are being organised : The
starting times not listed, will be posted in the souvenir
Book. Buses and cars will bring people to the most northerly
peninsula in Ireland, with pick-up-points at: Derry,
Buncrana and up the east coast of Inishowen, (Muff,
Moville, Culdaff). Reservations will determine the routes.
Meeting place: Anthony Doherty's Tavern. The tour begins
there. Stops: Ard na Merica, Cemeterys, Knockameny Bends,
Gortnamullin, Bree Inn, Backlands, Raised Beach, Mary-Rose
Hill, Ballyhillion Tower, Farren's Pub, Portmore Pier,
Malinwell, "Wee House", Seaview Tavern, etc. Lunch and
perhaps a dinner is planned: Menu of choice for a possible
Clann dinner. Still to be determined. The big occasion
will be to meet 40 Americans who will join us in a Dedication
Ceremony. They have invited us to partake in this significant
"Cross the Ocean" venture. Area Leader: Kathleen O'Donnell.
Committee: Tony McLaughlin, Michael "Doc" Doherty, Catrina
Doherty, Denis Doherty, Paddy Carey and Mary Glackin.
With demand, we will have buses bringing people north.
By now, we will have set a sched-ule and pattern for
these lovely, secluded places in the heart of O'Dochartaigh
Country. We may have a Clann Dinner set up by Reunion
time at the Malin Hotel, Malin Town. If this is the
case, buses will bring people from Malin Head into Malin
Town for a walk about. This is one of the cleanest towns
in Ireland, having won such awards over the years.
City will be having a One O'Clock lecture. We will looking
forward to Paddy "Bogside" discussing the rebuilding
of Derry City. As he was the prime mover in this endeavor,
we will be getting it from the "man" himself. It will
be held in Derry. Do check the "Souvenir Booklet" for
the details. Calgach Center: Located on the street to
the right of the Town Diamond, which is reached by going
up the hill of Shipquay St. Celtic Exhibition: Back
into the ages of the Celtic People, from the earliest
of time. (Will be open every week day of the Reunion)
The Tower Museum: (In the ² Dochartaigh Castle), Contains
local history and artifacts of the area. Dedicated in
1982 by your Clann Herald and Paddy Bogside. (Open daily).
Guides will be available for touring the ancient City
July 7 "Final Day" of the Organized Reunion: .Keep
in mind that this need not be your final time in the
locality as there are festivals and other entertaining
events going on for the summer. A very merry Derry Day
is on fare for you. 1:00 P.M.
final Noontime lecture will be provided by a distinguished
member of the Chieftains Family and a very worthy
member of Clann ² Dochartaigh. Admiral Pascual will
give a well researched presentation of the History
and Lineage of our Clann. A wonderful climax to a
most stirring and eventful 2 weeks. Time: 1:00 PM.-
At the Nerve Centre on Magazine St., above the Castle
! Extra !
understand Admiral Pascual will give the above presentation
in Buncrana area also. The Souvenir Booklet will give
the location and time of his talk. To those of you
not attending, his dissertation will be provided to
you. He is a remarkable researcher and his work must
become a part of this Clann's Archives.
City opened the Reunion, it will also bring this
most memorable Gathering to it finale. The "Farewell
and Safe Home" Reception will be an occasion to
remember. It will be a Civic affair in the City
of Derry and scheduled for the evening time. A dance
to follow this reception will bring down that closing
curtain on this 2000 year celebration.
Derry activities have been under the guidance of James
Doherty and his exceptional Derry Committee of: Helena
Downey, Carita Kerr, Marcus ² Murchu and Paddy "Bogside",
with Paddy Joe assisting where his health allowed.
email newsletter is produced by clann-member Brian
Baker in association with O'Dochartaigh Clann
Buncrana, Republic of Ireland.