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O'Malley Gathering 2023

Book here for the O’Malley Gathering 2024 events. Accommodation is not included. If you wish to book a place to stay, please check out https://visitclare.ie/, https://www.limerick.ie/, Discoverireland.ie for accommodation in the Shannon region. We also recommend flying into Shannon International Airport
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NOTE 1: Details of events below are the best information available at time of publication and are subject to change.
NOTE 2: If an event that you wish to attend is booked out, please send us an email at [email protected] and we will add you to a waiting list. Tickets will be offered to people on the waiting list if and when cancellations occur.
NOTE 3: If you have already booked and need to cancel some or all of your booking for whatever reason, please send us an email at [email protected] and we will refund your payment. However, bookings for the banquet at Bunratty may only be cancelled if we can transfer the booking to someone on the waiting list, as we have booked the entire capacity of the venue.Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide refunds after 5:00 pm (Irish Time) on Wednesday 19th June.

Friday 28th June 2024 - Events

Event and Description

Time (Ireland Time)

Place

Cost

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Friday Bundle

1:50 pm - 11:30 pm (Ireland Time).

Cappamore and Abingdon, Co Limerick

€10.00

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A single booking that includes the Chieftain's Reception, History Talk, Charity Concert and Irish Music evening. This does not include the O'Malley Olympics event on Friday afternoon.

O'Malley Olympics

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Ireland Time).

Tineterriffe National School sportsground. Eircode V94 E670

Free

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Fun and games for children of all ages! Among the events will be a Tug-of-war demonstration, a 3-legged race, an egg-and-spoon race, an obstacle course, a bouncy castle, a penalty shoot-out competition, a hang tough competition and more. There will be light refreshments to finish.

Chieftain's Reception and History talk

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Ireland Time).

Hayes' Bar & Restaurant, Cappamore. Eircode V94 XKC8

Free

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1) Welcome to the 68th annual O'Malley Gathering from Chieftain Nano O'Malley McMahon.
2) On the 100th anniversary of the US recognition of the Irish Free State in 1924, Professor Bernadette Whelan will give a talk entitled: ‘Leaving for America: Rituals of Packing and Departure', examining the intense impact on the social, psychological and emotional lives of those who left and those who stayed behind.
3) Bring along your family tree to display and compare with others.
4) The entries to "An O'Malley I'd love to have met" will also be available in booklet form.
5) The O'Malley Clan shop will be there with a range of O'Malley memorabilia and publications.

Charity Concert

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (Ireland Time).

St John's Church, Abingdon, Co Limerick. Eircode V94 N230

€10.00

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Charity Gala concert in Abington church featuring the Sliabh Felim singers and guests, with conductor Mary T Ryan. All proceeds will be donated to local charities.

Irish Music Session

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm (Ireland Time).

Hayes' Bar & Restaurant, Cappamore. Eircode V94 XKC8

Free

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Enjoy an informal Irish music session with local artists and join in the Céilí.

Saturday 29th June 2024 - Events

Event and Description

Time (Ireland Time)

Place

Cost

№ of People

Saturday Bundle

10:20 am - 11:00 pm (Ireland Time).

Strand Hotel

€155.00

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A single booking for all the Saturday events. This includes the bus tour to Ardnacrusha and light lunch, the Walking tour in Limerick, the bus to Bunratty and an adult ticket for the Mediaeval Banquet in Bunratty Castle. Children’s tickets should be booked separately.

Bus Tour

10:30 am - 2:30 pm (Ireland Time).

Strand Hotel, Limerick. Eircode V94 03F2

€30.00

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Tour of Ardnacrusha Hydroelectric Facility, built in the 1920s, shortly after Irish independence. At the time, it was the largest construction project in Europe. Pioneered by Dr. Thomas A. McLaughlin, later Director of the national Electricity Supply Board. He was married to Limerick woman Olwen O’Malley.

Bus transport is included. The pick-up points are: Cappamore (St Michael's church) at 10:00 am, Murroe (Church of the Holy Rosary) at 10:10 am and Strand hotel Limerick at 10:30 am. A light lunch will be provided after the tour and then the bus will drop those on the walking tour in William St near Mother Mac's pub before continuing on to the Strand Hotel, leaving there at 2:00 pm for Murroe and Cappamore.

Walking Tour

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Ireland Time).

Assemble at Mother Macs pub, High St., Limerick. Eircode V94 W8XF

€35.00

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See where Irish Whiskey was produced in Limerick through the ages with Mike McMahon of Mother Mac's pub, formerly the O'Malley-owned Round House. Visit the Treaty Brewery beside historic King John's Castle and finish up with a complimentary drink in Mother Mac's.

Bus to Banquet

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm (Ireland Time).

Strand Hotel, Limerick. Eircode V94 03F2

€15.00

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Bus from Strand Hotel Limerick to Bunratty for banquet and return afterwards

Mediaeval Banquet

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Ireland Time).

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Eircode V95 WP63

Adults: €75.00 (Includes VAT €8.92)

Children <12: €50.00 (Includes VAT €5.95)

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Assemble in Mac's pub in Bunratty Folk Park for a pre-dinner reception. Then walk over to historic Bunratty Castle for a group photo in front of the castle, followed by an evening of food, wine, music and entertainment from the famed Bunratty singers. There will be a prize for the best mediaeval costume! Those who have booked Children's tickets will be served a children's menu. A vegetarian menu will be available on request. Note that Bunratty castle has a stone spiral staircase leading to the banquet hall. There is no elevator!

Sunday 30th June 2024 - Events

Event and Description

Time (Ireland Time)

Place

Cost

№ of People

Sunday Bundle

11:20 am - 4:00 pm (Ireland Time).

St Munchin's Church, Clancy Strand, Limerick

€35.00

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A single booking for all the events on Sunday. This includes the Clan Mass, an adult ticket for the Clan Lunch and the inauguration of the new Chieftain. Children's lunch tickets should be booked separately.

Mass

11:30 am - 12:15 pm (Ireland Time).

St Munchin's Church, Clancy Strand, Limerick. Eircode V94 HW54

Free

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Annual Clan Mass celebrated by Canon Donogh O'Malley at St Munchin's Church, Clancy Strand, Limerick. A second group photo will be taken at Limerick's famous Treaty Stone across the road from the church after Mass. Dr Liam Irwin, noted local historian, will give a short talk on the history of the Treaty of Limerick and the events surrounding it.

Annual General Meeting

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm (Ireland Time).

O'Brien / Wogan room, Strand Hotel

Free

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Annual General Meeting of the O'Malley Clan Association. Guardian Chieftain Ellen O'Malley Dunlop will chair the AGM, which will include the election of a new Tanaiste. Would you like to nominate someone who'd make a good Chieftain? Visit https://ireland101.com/omalleyclan/tanaiste to download a nomination form for your choice of Tanaiste who will become Chieftain in 2024. While all are welcome to attend, only members of the O'Malley Clan Association may vote.

Clan Lunch

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Ireland Time).

City View Suite, Strand Hotel, Limerick. Eircode V94 03F2

Adults: €35.00 (Includes VAT €4.16)

Children <12: €17.50 (Includes VAT €2.08)

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Lunch in the City View Suite of Limerick's Strand Hotel with panoramic views of the city, followed by the inauguration of our new Chieftain, Grace O'Malley, and the singing of Óró Sé do Bheatha 'Bhaile. Those who have booked Children's tickets will be served a children's menu.
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