Throughout 2013, Ireland is opening its arms to hundreds of thousands of friends and family from all over the world, calling them home to gatherings in villages, towns and cities.
Communities throughout Ireland are showcasing and sharing the very best of Irish culture, tradition, business, sport, fighting spirit and the uniquely Irish sense of fun.
Over 70 million people worldwide claim Irish ancestry. The Gathering Ireland 2013 provides the perfect excuse to reach out to those who have moved away, their relatives, friends and descendants, and invite them home.
The Gathering is the people’s party, and is being celebrated through gatherings of the people and Ireland’s major festivals during 2013.
The Doyle Gathering is a three day celebration commencing on the 9th of August incorporating both educational and cultural events.
Friday the 9th will be the opening ceremony at Doyles Pub, where everyone can meet and will be presented with a full weekend itinerary.
Declan Doyle, proprietor of ‘Doyles’ pub, has applied for life membership of Clan Doyle.
We will use the pub as a base for the weekend. Where we will have live entertainment and refreshments each night.
Saturday the 10th we will have scheduled a Trinity College history professor to host a talk about the origin of the Doyle Clan.
Doyle’s pub is on the bottom left corner, just across the road from Trinity College, Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
There are so many places to visit around the city and we will provide information to anyone who needs it.
The Dublin Horse Show is also on this weekend for Doyles that would like to attend.
Dublin Horse Show competitions
Dublin Horse Show fashions in the field
For sports fans there is a hurling match on in Croke Park with the provincial Leinster winner.
All in all it should be a great weekend in Dublin.
Hurling, not a game for sissies
Other ‘not to miss’ events in Ireland during August also include: National Heritage Week,hugely diverse including events such as medieval fairs, nighttime bat walks, wildlife walks and lectures, classical music and poetry recitals, traditional music sessions, storytelling, historical re-enactments, local history walks, and maritime events; and the Rose of Tralee Festival, on 23 August, when more than 30 International Roses come to Tralee, supported by friends and family. The festival comprises the Rose of Tralee selection, family carnival, fashion show, and live concerts. The town's streets are transformed into a feast of parades, music, circus, funfairs, markets, and traditional Irish entertainment.
This is THE year to take the family back to Ireland and find your ‘roots’ ...
The Clan Chamberlain
P.O. Box 173
Dromana Victoria 3936