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Dungarvan in Co Waterford is set to host the International McGrath Clan Gathering in June. It will be 5 day global festival of McGrath heritage, history and culture. Excitement is building as the gathering has already attracted members of this great Irish clan, their extended families and friends, from around the world, to the area for the event. The town of Dungarvan is organizing a traditional Irish Music festival for the weekend, so there will be no shortage of quality Irish music for visitors.

 This will be the 6th official gathering of the McGrath Clan. The event will include heritage tours visiting sites of McGrath heritage, lectures, BBQ, traditional Irish music, a visit to the Gaeltacht, genealogist, parade, film premiere, visit to the Waterford County Museum and Dungarvan Castle, a book launch and the McGrath Clan Gala Dinner.

 The organizing committee are looking forward to welcoming members of the clan to the town. It is also going to prove a significant financial boost to the area, with visitors staying in hotels, B&Bs and holiday homes.

Clan Chieftain, Dan McGrath, is delight that the clan will acknowledge two men with vision at the Gathering. “The late Liam McGrath, did a huge amount of research over a number of years and will be remembered by the ‘Liam McGrath Memorial Research Bursary’ and John McGrath, who was the driving force behind getting the gatherings off the ground 20 years ago, will receive the ‘Medal of Echthighern’, the highest honour that the clan can bestow. It’s only fitting that these men are given the recognition which they deserve”.

 The McGrath Clan Association have with the help of Sacha Bulfin, SB Design, created a new crest which includes the coat of arms and motto, ahead of their event in Dungarvan.
 Some of the speakers have already been announced and include Dennis Wright, who is travelling from Australia and is highly regarded in the field of DNA.

Luke McInerney, who is an independent researcher with a particular focus on the late medieval history of Gaelic Ireland, is also set to speak at the event. His ancillary interests include the economic and social structure of medieval lordships in Ireland.

 The flag for the 2019 McGrath Clan gathering has been around the world. It started its journey two years ago in California and it’s currently in France, having visited the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. The flag has been flown at festivals, visited towns and cities, heritage centres and places of historical interest.

It has brought our diaspora closer to Ireland.

 Anyone who wants to register for the event are advised to go onto the website www.mcgrathclan.org as early as possible. They are also being advised to book their accommodation as soon as possible, due to Dungarvan’s popularity as a tourist destination.

The event starts on Wednesday June 26th and finishes with the McGrath Clan Gala Dinner in the Park Hotel on Sunday June 30th. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

mcgrathclan.org

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