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
Friday 24 July – Clann Genealogy
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. -
vendors have been invited to assist in this historical cultural
experience. Join us to see what music and activities we have.
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.
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
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