TWO O'Sullivan Gatherings planned, one in Sneem and the other in Glengarriff:
Below please find the announcements for two O'Sullivan Clan gatherings in 2013. Neither of these events are sponsored by, affiliated with, or endorsed by the International O'Sullivan Clan (despite the one held in Glengarriff being called the "International O'Sullivan Clan Gathering").
Hopefully both will be great successes!
The O’Sullivan Gathering 2013
Sneem, Co. Kerry
Monday June 10th – Sunday 16th June
The O'Sullivans were one of the principal families of Munster and the name O’Sullivan and its variant forms is the third most numerous surname in Ireland. There is an estimated 41 500 bearers of the name resident in Ireland at the present time however we must not forget there is possibly ten times that in total of O’Sullivans living outside the shores of Ireland, in America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Europe, the African Continent and to the lesser extent Asia and the rest of the World.
We are inviting the O’Sullivans and their descendants to Sneem for a Gathering taking place from 10th – 16th June 2013. Situated on the scenic Ring of Kerry on the Iveragh Peninsula, Sneem (the Knot in the Ring) is an ancient stronghold of the O'Sullivans. The week will provide the a great opportunity to explore the ancestory of the O’Sullivans, with genealogy workshops daily, guided trips and walks to ancient O’Sullivan castles at Dunkerron near Sneem and across Kenmare Bay to the ruins of Dunboy Castle on the Beara Peninsula and walks to O’Sullivan homesteads around the area. Witness the traditional rivalry between the O’Sullivan Mors and the O’Sullivan Beres in gaelic football matches and coastal rowing displays.
There will be nightly entertainment provided, with a gala opening night in Sneem Hotel with entertainment provided by renowned seanachaí (storyteller) Batt Burns, popular singer and seanachaí from Cork, Seán Ó Sé and traditional Irish musicians and dancers. Another popular singer, Patrick O’Sullivan, will be performing in the hotel on Wednesday night. There will be traditional music and sessions in the local pubs throughout the week.
One of the highlights of the week will be an attempt on Saturday 15th to break the Guinness Book of Records Clan Gathering which is currently held by a gathering of 1488 Gallaghers in Donegal in 2007. So if you are an O’Sullivan, Sneem is the place to be this June.
The International O’Sullivan Clan Gathering (Mon 8th – Sat 13th July 2013)
The International O'Sullivan Clan Gathering is open to everyone and looks forward to welcoming you to the O'Sullivan's spiritual homeland of the Beara Peninsula in beautiful West Cork (check out The International O'Sullivan Clan Gathering on Facebook to see who's planning to attend!).
With a week of traditional Irish music, O'Sullivan genealogy workshops, lectures on the heritage of the O'Sullivan Clan and specialist clan guided tours all leading up to the International O'Sullivan Clan Gathering Gala Dinner.
The International O’Sullivan Clan Gathering is open to everyone and includes:
Walking the O'Sullivan Bere Way or visit to local O'Sullivan historic sites (optional)
International O’Sullivan Clan Gathering Gala Dinner
This gathering will be a unique experience not to be missed for anyone of O'Sullivan heritage and is currently on offer at special rate of €500 per person (LIMITED AVAILABILITY), BOOK NOW by emailing: email@example.com
[Single supplement applies; Transport to Glengarriff Park Hotel can be arranged in advance for additional fee.]
An event has been planned by Ben O’Sullivan, proprietor of the Deebert House Hotel, on November 19th and 20th 2011 in Kilmallock, County Limerick, Ireland – the details are: Calling all O ‘Sullivan’s to a Clan Gathering in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. Whether you want to walk in the footsteps of the last great Chieftain Don Cam O’Sullivan (on his way to Leitrim) or just learn more about the family cl...an or maybe you just want to relax and chat about your family….then Deebert House Hotel is the place to be on 19th and 20th November 2011. A full list of activities will await you so come and join us for this great family festivity. Call 063 31200 for early reservation as numbers are limited. €149 per person for 2 nights B&B, 2 Dinners , Walking Tour and Entertainment €89 per person for 1 night B&B, 1 Dinner, Walking Tour and Entertainment I realise this may be short notice for long haul travel but I would guess there are O’Sullivan’s checking onto your website from all over the world near and far to Ireland! Again the hosts at Deebert House Hotel are Ben O’ Sullivan and his daughter Margaret O’Sullivan who own the hotel. Kilmallock played significant role in the path of the O’Sullivan’s many years ago.
The Five Star Capella Dunboy Hotel, Castletownbere, Cork, Beara, Ireland
Eoghan O'Sullivan of Dublin, Ireland has assumed the Chair for our committee to plan and execute a clan gathering some time in the future. More information to follow.
It appears that the majority of the respondents of our recent survey favor Castletownbere as the site for a 2012 O'Sullivan Clan gathering. The month of June was the preferred time. The planning of this event will be predicated on the amount of interest and genuine intention to attend. If you are certain that you would attend such an event please send a note of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org .