Clan Gathering 2011 25th
7 pm – GAA football match at Ilen Rovers
9 pm – Traditional session in the Algiers Inn.
2.30 pm – Trip to Heir Island on
Mystic Waters with Captain Vincent O’ Driscoll. Walk on island and talk by
local genealogist at John and Patricia Moore’s, Heir Island Sailing School.
7.30 pm – Registration of Clan members and heritage talk in Dún Na Séad castle
by local historian.
9.00 pm – Official opening of Clan Gathering with present and past chieftains.
9.30 pm – Ceol agus Craic on the Square Baltimore.
11 am – Trip to Cape Clear. On arrival the
Clan will be met by Mary O’ Driscoll who will give you a talk on the history of
the island. The Clan, accompanied by Eamon Lankford, will visit the museum where
Eamon will launch the 'O’Driscoll Heritage Exhibition'. After this lunch will
take place in Ciaran Danny Mike's followed by music for the afternoon. Ferry
departs at 4 pm.
4 pm – Traditional music in the Square by Baltimore Beginners.
7 pm – Baltimore Drama Group will re-enact 'The Sack of Baltimore' which took
place in 1631.
8.30 pm – Introduction to céili dancing at Fr. Cashman Community Hall.
9.30 pm – Music on the Square.
10.15 am – Mass celebrated in Sacred Heart
Church, Rath by Father Martin O’ Driscoll.
12 pm – Ferry to Sherkin Island. Visit to the Abbey followed by a gathering at
The Jolly Roger.
1 pm – Traditional music and dancing on the Square by Ceoltais Ceoltóirí Éireann.
3 to 5 pm – Music by Ronnie and Friends. Kids entertainment – face painting,
balloon making, mime act etc.
2.30 to 5 pm – Open day at Baltimore Lifeboat Station.
3.30 pm – Inauguration of the new O’ Driscoll Clan Chieftain