East Kerry Roots Festival and Brosnan Clan Gathering 2013 – July 25th to July 28th
Our 2013 Festival programme is listed below. These events are subject to change.
Immediate booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. You can book online below or alternatively you can pay by cheque / bank draft made payable to East Kerry Reaching Out and send it to Joan Holland, Treasurer, East Kerry Reaching Out, Ballygorran, The Spa, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
(These fees do NOT include accommodation for the Festival or transport to or from the airport).
|Thurs. 25th July||10.00 am – 5.00 pm||Exhibition of Genealogical Source Material, Castleisland Library.||Castleisland|
|10.00 am – 1.00 pm||Guided Heritage Trail of Castleisland||Castleisland|
|Farmer’s Market/ Craft Display/Local Crafts||Castleisland|
|4.00 pm – 5.30 pm||Poetry Reading by Tommy Frank O Connor.||Crag Caves, Castleisland|
|7.30pm – 9.00pm||Emigration Presentation by Seán Brosnahan, New Zealand||River Island Hotel, Castleisland|
|9.00 pm – 10.30 pm||Official Opening/Music/ Share Your Roots Night||River Island Hotel, Castleisland|
|10.30pm – 1.00am||Welcome Home Session/ Sing Song||Poet’s Inn, Castleisland|
|Fri. 26th July||10.00 am – 5.00 pm||Exhibition of Genealogical Source Material, Castleisland Library||Castleisland|
|11.00 am – 1.00 pm||Option 1: Bodhrán/Bones/Spoons Workshop||O Riada’s, Ballymacelligott|
|11.00 am – 1.00 pm||Option 2: Guided Walk to Glanageenty/Ballyseedy Woods.||Ballymacelligott|
|1.00 pm – 2.30 pm||Lunchtime Music Session||O Riada’s, Ballymacelligott|
|2.30pm – 5.30pm||Bus Trip to Knocknagoshel/Brosna/Cordal||Refreshments in Brosna|
|7.30 pm – 9.00 pm||Genealogy and DNA Talk by Michael Daley & Co., U.S.||River Island Hotel Castleisland|
|9.30pm – 1.00am||Maura’s Rambling House: An Evening of Traditional Story-telling, Song and Music, including light refreshments.||Herlihy’s Bar, Farranfore|
|10.00pm – 1.00am||Traditional Music Session||Peter Browne’s Pub, Castleisland|
|Sat. 27thJuly||10 00 am – 5.00 pm||Exhibition of Genealogical Source Material, Castleisland Library||Castleisland|
|9. 00 am – 5.00 pm||Genealogical Roadshow/Workshop||Castleisland|
|11.00 am – 1.00 pm||Polka/Sean- Nós Dancing Workshop||River Island Hotel, Castleisland|
|2.00 pm – 6.00 pm||Spirit Trail – Guided Tour of East Kerry’s Oldest Graveyards (light refreshments served in Scartaglin||Graveyards/Scartaglin|
|8.00 pm – Late||Historical Pub Trail||Castleisland|
|8.00 pm – Late||Festival Banquet, including election of Brosnan Clan Chieftain||River Island Hotel, Castleisland|
|Sun. 28th July||10.00 am – 5.00 pm||Ancestor’s Mass, Morning Refreshments and Tree Planting Ceremony followed by Kilcummin Bog Walk, Light Lunch and Crossroads Dance. (Weather permitting)||Currow / Kilcummin|
|7.00 pm – 9.30 pm||Farewell Concert||Ivy Leaf, Castleisland|
|9.30pm – 11.30pm||American Wake||Browne’s Bar, Castleisland|
If you wish to have a private genealogy consultation, then Mary Howard and Catriona Dunlea of Irish Ancestors Direct will offer their services at an arranged fee over the course of the festival.
Brosnan Clan Gathering 2013
The East Kerry Roots Festival 2013 is extending an invitation to all Brosnan clan members nationally and internationally to join this ancient clan and celebrate their proud heritage at this year’s Festival. This four-day gathering gives Brosnans from around the world, and anyone with Brosnan ancestry, the chance to rediscover their roots. The proceedings will culminate in the inauguration of a new Brosnan clan chieftain.
You do not have to be a Brosnan to join in the festivities. The variety of festival events planned for The East Kerry Roots Festival 2013 weekend, are designed to suit anybody with an interest in genealogy, culture or heritage. The festival will provide an opportunity to socialize, chat with relatives and re-live past times through attending the variety of cultural and heritage events, walks and workshops on offer.
We know that you will enjoy your visit to the Sliabh Luachra area. For some this will be an opportunity to visit the place of their birth, for others, the birth place of their ancestors. For all, it will be an occasion to relive and create fond memories over a joyous weekend.