The O’KEEFFE CLAN GATHERING 2016 is a Worldwide international O’Keeffe Clan Gathering which will take place in Cork, IRELAND in September 2016.
A very exciting week-end is planned for 9th-11th September, with a very full programme of events organised. It promises to be weekend of discovery and fun while tracing the path of our ancestors in a relaxed atmosphere. It is recognised that the O’Keeffe name has evolved in many ways with emigration to the new lands over the past centuries, for example, O’ Keefe, Keffe, O’Kief, O Cuiv, O Caoimh, and Keefer to name a few. All are welcome to this event, it is a chance to meet family and friends and you will have a chance to make new friends. Come and taste our Sliabh Lurachra culture and enjoy our music, song, storytelling and dance. A Cead Mile Failte will be given to our international cousins.
Our programme of events is as follows:
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS: O’Keeffe Clan Gathering will be held on 9th-11th September 2016. Dromtarriffe Hall, Kanturk, Cork, Ireland.
Friday 9th will see the event opened by clan chieftain Dan Joe O’Keeffe. There will be entertainment by the local traditional group âButtons and Strings from Rathcoole. Maurice O Keeffe of Irish Life and Lore will also give a talk on O’Keeffes. On Saturday 10th historical exhibitions will be on show and genealogical advice offered to those wishing to trace ancestors. Presentations by irishlifeandlore.com. There will two guided bus tours to historical sites related to O’Keeffes.
On Saturday night we will be holding a full Banquet followed by entertainment of music, song, dance and storytelling by Ceoltoiri Sliabh Luachra in Wallis Arms Hotel, Millstreet. On Sunday we will be holding an O’Keeffe Memorial Mass at noon and following mass there will be a talk on Keeffe Coshe Mange by Lorna Moloney UCC Lecturer. The commemoration and closing ceremony will bring the weekend to a close.
Tours are costing 10 Euro each and the banquet is costing 30 Euro per person.
Bookings for banquet is essential through the following mobile numbers: 087-2547498 or 0868248537
This gathering promises to be a exciting and fascinating weekend of discovery for all.
See the website at
http://www.okeeffeclans.com/clangatheringrally.htmlfor full details