Gathering of Ormond Clans


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This time we are departing from the ‘traditional’ format and are hosting a ‘joint venture’ Gathering with a number of Ormond Clans who are linked in history by references in an historic body of documents titled ‘The Ormond Deeds’. These documents describe transactions and contain transcripts of deeds and agreements between the leading families of the Baronies of Upper and Lower Ormond. They were maintained in Kilkenny Castle by the Earls of Ormond. The documents contain transactions between The O’Tierney, O’Kennedy and O’Meara Clans and are witnessed by members of the MacEgan and O’Meagher Clans. It is these Clans that are now cooperating in the organising of this great Gathering.


Meetings and discussions have been on-going with representatives of the clans and other interested parties and we have made excellent progress. It has been agreed that the Gathering will take place in August, 2008. The Venue will be in the Nenagh area, County Tipperary, and the main functions will take place in the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh [most probable but as yet to be confirmed]. We are also working on an action packed programme for the event. This will include exhibitions, seminars, lectures, Family History Forum [where you can compare notes on genealogy etc.], a tour of places of interest, Dinner and music and dance.


However your input is most important. So please let me know what you would like to see included in the programme of events for the weekend. We will do our utmost to facilitate as many as possible in the limited time available.




I also need indications from Clan members and all Tierneys worldwide that may wish or be intending to come to the gathering. I know that it is early days but time does pass very fast and we have a lot of planning and organising to do.


There is a preliminary Programme of Events in the events web page that may be accessed by clicking ----- Programme of Events.


You may register for the Gathering by completing the form on the registration page that may be accessed here ------ Registration Form.


How to get there can be viewed by clicking ---- How to get there.


Accommodation available in the area can be viewed by clicking ------ Accommodation.


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Programme of Events


The following is a provisional Agenda


The Gathering of Ormond Clans Rally

to be held on

a Friday 22nd ; Saturday 23rd ; Sunday 24th August  2008


 Nenagh area, Co. Tipperary.




15:00                                      Registration, meet and greet, commences


19:00 to late                           Welcome reception; meet local tourist, genealogy and heritage

                                              officials. Introductions and Social Evening at [venue to be confirmed.]                                       

                                              [The evening will consist of traditional music provided by local

                                              musicians, singing, dancing, chat.]



                                               Saturday and Sunday will consist of a day of seminars, workshops and

                                               talks on a wide variety of genealogical and historical topics. There will

                                               also be a tour of places of Tierney interest for Tierney Clans Society

                                               members and other attractions organised by the other participating

                                              clans organised by those clans.


10.30 to 12:30                    * ‘A Story of Ormond Clans’ by xxxxx

                                           * ‘Tracing your Ancestors in Tipperary’  by xxxxx

12.30 to 13.30                    * Lunch.                                                                                                                               

13.30 to 14.30                    * ‘Our Irish Heritage’ by Patrick Larkin.

                                           * ‘Do you want to learn some Irish Gaelic?’

15.00 to 17.30                    * Genealogy and Family History workshop.


20:00  to late                          Dinner and Céilí Mhór with music provided by XXXX.




10:00                                     For Tierney Clans Society members the day commences with a Tierney tour

                              of family connected places of interest [click here to see separate page].

                                              Other participating Clans will arrange their own individual items of

                                              interest to their own particular clans. 

                                              All events will end at Redwood Castle, the home of the MacEgan Clan,

                                              where, following a short celebration, the entire group will march to


18:00                                     Holy Mass will be concelebrated in Lorrha by clergy from all the

                                              participating clans.

                                              Mass will be followed by celebrations/party/barbecue – song and


Monday             For those still around, and if they wish, there will be available a further Tierney Genealogy and Family History workshop during the

                                             morning and afternoon at [venue to be confirmed.]


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Registration Form


It would be most helpful for the organisers if all who propose to attend the 2005 Gathering indicate their intentions at the earliest possible opportunity. To do this please complete the Registration Form that may be accessed by clicking HERE. The form may be printed off and mailed to the address indicated on the form.


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How To Get There


Maps and information will be posted here in due course.




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A comprehensive list of available accommodation will be added shortly together with links to Fáilte Ireland and other tourism agencies.


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