Clann Gathering 2018

The Millrace Hotel,
Carrigduff, Bunclody, Co. Wexford, Ireland

September 12th to September 16th 2018

The 2018 Clann Chaomhánach Gathering will be held at The Millrace Hotel, Bunclody, Co. Wexford. The Gathering Programme will include tours, lectures, genealogy consultations and lots more which we hope everyone will enjoy. A more detailed “Programme of Events” will be added later.

The Millrace Hotel is in the center of the town and has 40 double rooms, 20 twin rooms. The hotel provides excellent food and great facilities with restaurants and activity rooms. New rates for the 4 days of the Gathering has been negotiated with the hotel. The accommodation pricing structure has changed i.e., Wednesday and Thursday are classified as mid-week with Friday and Saturday as weekend.

  • A couple’s accommodation for the full 4 days will be €220 euro per person sharing, i.e., €440 per couple.
  •  A single accommodation for the full 4 days will be €338 euro, breakfasts are included in these prices.

  • The rate per night for Wednesday and Thursday, including breakfasts, is €50 euro per person sharing.
  • The rate per night for Friday and Saturday, including breakfast, is €60 euro per person sharing.
  • The single rate for Wednesday and Thursday nights, including breakfast, is €69 per person, per night.
  • The single rate for Friday and Saturday nights, including breakfast, is €100 per person, per night.

If you are planning to stay in the Millrace, the number of rooms is limited and you should book early by contacting Reservations via e-mail: . The subject line of your e-mail should be “Clann Chaomhánach Gathering 2018”. This will ensure that you are given the agreed reduced prices for your stay at the Gathering. Fergus can also help look after the accommodation reservations. You can contact him as usual at 

Bunclody is a small town which lies north east of Mount Leinster, in the Slaney River Valley . This is Caomhánach country, with Carrickduff the home of Col. Charles Cavanagh, grandson of Donal Spannaigh, and ancestor of a large group of descendants living in the U.S. Carrickduff is situated at one end of the town. Kilmyshal cemetery is just outside Bunclody town, and is the burial place of Eileen Aroon, whose romantic story is the basis of that famous ballad of the same name. Bunclody will be an ideal venue with plenty of facilities to ensure a very enjoyable gathering.

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The Gathering Registration fees are divided into two parts, a booking deposit, to be paid at time of registration, and the balance of the fee payable on arrival at the gathering venue.

If you prefer, the full fee can by paid at time of registration. The four day activities fee is €180 per member and €110 for a spouse. Non-members fee is €200. A Registration fee of €50 euro per member and €25 for a spouse (as an initial booking deposit / part payment) should accompany the registration form. If you have to cancel your registration, before the 12th August 2018 cut-off date, we will refund 50% of the deposit / activities fees. There will be a Late Registration fee of €25 for registrations posted after 1st July 2018.

Gathering Registration Form

Gathering Accomodation Form



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You can pay for your Gathering here.



Wednesday 12th - September Executive Meeting Day
12:00pm Preparation
1:00pm Executive Committee Members’ pre-Gathering Meeting
6:00pm Registration of attendees opens
7:00pm Reception and Welcome from Chief John Kavanagh Mead reception, finger food Tea/Coffee/Scones

Thursday 13th September -  Field Trip Day
8:30am Bus tour leaves Millrace Hotel on Field Trip to Historic Clan Sites
12:30pm Lunch Stop
6:00pm Approximate Return to Bunclody
8:00pm Relaxed social evening, and traditional entertainment from Celtic Roots

Friday 14th September - Genealogy Day
8:30am Assemble and introduction
9:00am Clann Chaomhánach Pedigree
10:00am 15 minute break
10:15am Symposium on Chaomhánach History
12:00pm Biennial General Meeting
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Family Research: What’s new? DNA-Current position
3:00pm 15 minute break
3:15pm Part 1: Genealogy Research
8:00pm Céilí and Old Time with Celtic Roots

Saturday 15th September  - History, Inauguration and Banquet
8:30am Assemble and introduction
9.00am Historical Presentations
10:00am 15 minute break
10:15am Historical Presentations
12.30pm Bunclody Cemetery Wreath Laying at the Grave of Michael A. Kavanagh, Founder of Clann Chaomhánach. Ferns Cemetery Wreath Laying at the Memorial of Dermot McMurrough and Domhnall Caomhánach.
2:30pm Inauguration of Tanaiste Terry Kavanagh as Chief.
3:00pm Tour of Ferns Castle
4:00pm Return to Bunclody
4:30pm Genealogy Consultation Workshop Part 2
 7:30pm Banquet and Entertainment in the Millrace Hotel.

Sunday 16th  September - Farewell Day
9:00am Catholic Mass
11:30am C of I Services
10:00am Tea / Coffee
10.15am Open Panel Discussion on General issues and the future of the Clann Chaomhánach
12.00pm Feed back/Critique Overall Impressions of the Gathering
 12.30pm  Close of 2018 Gathering and Farewell.