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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM THE CEANN FINE 25 December 2019.

TRAGIC PASSING OF DAN MCGRATH, CEANN FINE OF THE CLAN MCGRATH OF THOMOND AND DIRECTOR OF CLANS OF IRELAND.

The McGrath Clan of Ulster / Cumann Chlann Mhic Craith were saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Dan McGrath, Ceann Fine of the Clan McGrath of Thomond on 22 December 2019. Dan worked tirelessly to promote the Clan McGrath through the gatherings organised in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford and as a director of Clans of Ireland. Dan will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers to his partner, daughter and extended family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam / May he rest in peace.

CLANS OF IRELAND AGM AND CULTURAL SUMMIT 2019

On 13th April 2019 the Clan McGrath Society / Cumann Chlann Mhic Craith was represented at this year’s Clans of Ireland-Finte na hÉireann AGM and Cultural Summit by our Ceann Fine Seán Alusdrann Mac Craith and the Clan Secretary. The Cultural Summit featured lectures on the Annals of the Four Masters and DNA in Genealogical Research by Pat Waldron from Family Tree DNA. The event also saw the awarding of the Standing Council of Irish Chiefs and Chieftains essay prize. The Clan McGrath Society took the opportunity to promote the Clan McGrath International Gathering 2020 at the event. Our Gathering will take place in the historic town of Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh from the 24 – 29 June 2020 and will feature a full programme of events, tours, seminars and opportunities to engage with genealogy and DNA experts. The gathering will also feature and official Clan Gathering event, living history, a Clan gala dinner and BBQ. Our base for the gathering will be the beautiful and globally famous Lough Erne resort, host to the 2013 G8 summit. Our McGrath Gathering 2020 registration desk will be located in the Lough Erne library, venue of many of the meetings which took place between the world’s leaders during the summit..

Welcome to the new website of Cumann Chlann Mhic Craith / Clan McGrath Society. Please take time to look around the site. We welcome comments and contributions from our society members. You can contact the society by email at info@clanmcgrath.org

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