Heritage/Tracing Your Roots
The 63rd Annual O'Malley Clan Rally
23 - Sunday 25 June 2017
Venue: Claregalway Castle
All people of O'Malley Heritage are invited to the O'Malley Clan Rally to make new, and rekindle the flames of old friendships.
Highlights include the not to be missed Saturday night Chieftains Reception and Medieval Banquet in the magnificent surroundings of Claregalway Castle with music, dancing and entertainment. Enjoy guided tour of Galway's Waterways, Explore the Hidden Heritage of East Galway, and Yeats' Thoor Ballylee Castle.
The Family Festival Day on Sunday 25th will start with Open-air Mass in the 13th Century Claregalway Friary. Pop across the road to The Castle for lots of fun and action including delicious BBQ lunch with local produce, genealogy and DNA event, children's fun activities and traditional Irish music. The Investiture of a new Chieftain will round off a wonderful weekend.
Granuaile was possibly the most famous O'Malley of all times, stories, myths and legends surrounding her life as 'The Pirate Queen' will be celebrated throughout the weekend.
The O'Malley Clan Association aims to foster links and build relationships between people of O'Malley Heritage both home based and worldwide. Founded in Westport Co Mayo in 1953, The Clan promotes an awareness of the rich history of this Gaelic Clan, while celebrating the many achievements of our modern-day members. Terra Marique Potens,- Powerful on Land and Sea is the motto, join us for a Powerful Gathering.
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