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Chieftan Tom and the O’Malley Clan Association invite you to

The 67th Annual O’Malley Gathering

A unique weekend of music, song, heritage, history, and social activities.

Newport City, Ireland | June 24th – 26th 2022

Supported by:

June 26th-28th 2020

Newport City, Ireland


Now in our 66th year of activity, we are continuing to build upon the good work of the O'Malley Clan community in connecting with other O'Malleys from across the globe. We are grateful to Ireland101 and the Tribe101 team for giving us access to their Diaspora Engagement platform, and wide portfolio of websites, to help us connect with even more O'Malleys around the world. And with all the O’Malley surname variants they see on their system, including… Maillie, Maley, Malia, Malley, Mealey, Melia, O'Máille, O'Malia, O'Maile, O'Mealys.

So, take a look around the site and be sure to sign up and share this with your friends and family members!’

Tom O'Malley, Clan Chieftain, 2019/20


Friday Events (24th June)

  • Launch Events
    2:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    An Afternoon of events to Launch the O'Malley Gathering. Starting at 2:30 with updates from Maurice Gleeson on the Finding Grace O'Malley DNA project, followed by Guardian Chieftain Ellen O'Malley Dunlop on the Grace O'Malley Castle restoration project. At 3:30 there will be a screening of 'The Peacemaker', an award winning documentary directed by James Demo about Irish peacemaker and author Padraig O’Malley who had a prominent role in the Northern Ireland Peace Process. He was born in Dublin and has family in Kilmeena and Newport area. At 5:00 Chieftain Tom O'Malley will officially open the 2022 O'Malley Gathering and then will introduce the peacemaker himself, Professor Padraig O’Malley (John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation, University of Massachusetts, Boston) who will talk to us about his soon to be published book ‘ Perils of a United Ireland’


Saturday Events (25th June)

  • Bus Tour to Ballintubber Abbey and National Museum of Country Life, Turlough, Castlebar
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Visit Ballintubber Abbey, an important sacred Irish historical site founded in 1216 by Cathal Crovderg O’Connor. Then we move on to the National Museum of Country Life outside Castlebar. Covering Archaeology, Decorative Arts, Folk & Country Life, & Natural History. See how your ancestors lived. ***** Note: You MUST book before 17th April to guarantee entry to the National Museum of Country Life ****

  • Family Tree sharing event
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Bring along your own O'Malley family tree and view others. A number of computers will be available to show on-line trees. See what new connections you can make!

  • Chieftain's Reception and Dinner
    5:00 pm - 11:50 pm

    Chieftain's reception, followed by dinner and entertainment by renowned singer Sean Keane, musician Stephen Doherty and the Doocey brothers from Foxford.


Sunday Events (26th June)

  • Annual General Meeting
    10:30 am - 11:15 am

    Formal session for O'Malley Clan Association members. Reports from Hon Secretary and Hon Treasurer, Chieftain's report, Election of Tanaiste, Adoption of new constitution, members' ideas

  • Traditional Clan Mass
    11:30 am - 12:15 pm

    Outdoor mass at Burrishoole Abbey. Bring wet weather gear if the forecast is bad!

  • Photoshoot
    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

    Grace O'Malleys castle at Rockfleet (or Carrigahowley) provides a perfect backdrop for a family photo

  • The Gathering lunch
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Lunch at Nevin's Tiernaur, followed by a wrap-up from Chieftain Tom O'Malley and then the Inauguration of Martin O'Malley as the new Chieftain for 2023. Note: Reservations only, but payment at Nevin's.


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