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2020 O'Dochartaigh Reunion Schedule – 23 July through 28 July

Purchase an ALL EVENTS TICKET. Again, we are offering a discounted ticket price for an ALL EVENTS TICKET. We will know the ticket prices after the venues have confirmed their pricing to us next summer. We will then open registration for the reunion.

Thursday 23 July - Dinner and Ceili, or Ceili only ticket
6:30 pm to 11 pm, The Opening Night, Banquet and Ceili, the Ballyliffin Hotel in Ballyliffin.
This popular event will be organized the same as it has been previously. A local Ceili band will play and announce the dances. Some resident Ceili dancers will come and help those of us who aren’t as familiar with the dances. During the break we will have a sing-a long of Irish folk songs – lyrics will be provided.

Friday 24 July – Clann Genealogy Forum
7 pm – 11 pm, 5th Clann Genealogy Forum and Sharing event at the Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin. - FREE
This event originally was Kathi Gannon’s idea in 2005 and was very popular since then. In 2008, we had local genealogy experts and some professionals come and share information and ideas with one another to help with the roadblocks and stuck places of Irish genealogy. It has gained in popularity and attendance each reunion. You don’t need to be an expert.

Saturday 25 July Carn Fair
9 am – 6 pm, a re-enactment of the traditional market village fair, held in The Diamond, Carndonagh. - FREE
Numerous vendors have been invited to assist in this historical cultural experience. Join us to see what music and activities we have.

Sunday 26 July - Dinner and Entertainment
1 pm – 6 pm, O’Dochartaigh Reunion BBQ – Culdonagh Manor, Drumaville, Malin.
This informal afternoon meal and gathering will take place at our chairman’s home. We will have a wonderful opportunity to visit with one another, see some local young musicians and dancers perform, and have time for sharing genealogy information and just getting to know one another.

Monday 27 July – Bus Tour including meal
10 am – 5 pm, Inishowen Donegal Bus Tour
Bus tour around the scenic Inishowen Peninsula. Visit many of the O’Dochartaigh Clann archeological sites. Experienced guides will instruct and entertain the attendees. Lunch at the Seaview Tavern, MalinHead included.

6 pm – 10 pm - Dinner at Nancy’s Barn, Ballyliffin.
Nancy’s Barn is an authentic 19th century converted bar and a quirky and innovative restaurant/bistro. They have delicious home baking and a selection of fresh entrees. Their specialty has become their world award-winning seafood chowder.

Tuesday 28 July - Walls Tour and Tower Museum, Bloody Sunday Tour and Museum of Free Derry,
12 pm – 5 pm, Walking tour of the Derry City Walls, the Bloody Sunday Bogside tour, Tower Museum and the Bogside Museum of Free Derry tour.
You will also have the chance to visit the Craft Village in Derry City and have time for shopping and as well as enjoying the antiquities there such as the Columba Heritage Guided Tour.

6:30 pm – 11 pm, Closing Banquet and American Wake. An Grianan Hotel, Burt.
We will have our closing banquet at the well-known An Grianan Hotel in Burt. After the dinner and few SHORT speeches, we will award some reunion attendee prizes before we enjoy the entertainments of an “American Wake.” This is the name given to the big send-off party for those who were leaving for America. The words of popular Irish songs will be in the reunion brochure so that the audience can participate.

If you have any questions, please forward them to our reunion coordinator, Eva Doherty Gremmert, odochartaighreunion@comcast.net