Dungarvan hosts McGrath Clan Gathering 2019
Dungarvan, Co Waterford, Ireland, will host the 2019 International McGrath Clan Gathering next June. This 5-day festival of heritage, culture and history, will attract members of this great Irish clan from around the world to the charming town of Dungarvan on Ireland’s south -east coast. The event runs from June 26th and finishes with the McGrath Clan Gala Dinner in the Park Hotel on June 30th.
Clan Chieftain and Chairman of the McGrath Clan Association, Dan McGrath, is looking forward to welcoming members of his clan for this global event to Dungarvan and West Waterford where “they will get a real Irish welcome and find out about their history and heritage, sampling the best of Irish culture at the same time. The town is the ideal location for the event, it has a huge amount of McGrath history in the area, great traditional music in the local bars and award-winning restaurants. It also has years of experience hosting top quality festivals”.
This event is set to be one of the biggest clan gatherings in Ireland next year. The event is organized by the McGrath Clan Association, who are proud members of Clans of Ireland.
The time table for the McGrath Clan Gathering has visits to several heritage sites in the area, such as Lismore Castle, Sleady Castle, the McGrath tombs in Abbeyside and Lismore Cathedral, Cobh Heritage Centre, Ardmore’s Round Tower and Youghal. There will be traditional Irish music each night and a visit to the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area). Also on the menu are three lecture sessions where various experts will speak on related topics. One of the highlights will be the McGrath Clan Gala Dinner in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan.
A flag which was specially designed for the 2019 McGrath Clan gathering, is promoting the event while making an Olympic torch style journey around the world. It has already been hosted in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and is currently is South Africa. The flag has been to cities, towns, festivals, heritage centres and has been pictured at many iconic locations around the world.
All members of the McGrath Clan, their extended families and friends are welcome. Registration is now open and due to the popularity of Dungarvan as a destination, visitors are strongly advised to book your accommodation early.
Further details: www.mcgrathclan.org
Dr Johanna Clancy,
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