Ó Dochartaigh Family Reunion
21st – 30th July 2015, Inishowen & Derry City
The official O’Dochartaigh Reunion website is: www.odochartaighreunion.com
In the early 1980’s, a small group of energetic and visionary people living in Ireland dreamed of a worldwide O’Dochartaigh reunion. The dream is that names of Doherty, Dougherty and all the other 140 spellings variations would come to Ireland and discover their homeland. The dream became reality with the hard work and drive of the O’Dochartaigh Reunion Committee in 1985. This committee is a group of volunteers that plan, organize and implement the reunion events.
Held every five years since, each succeeding clan gathering builds on the previous ones gone before. Since 1985, visitors have been treated to amazing events ranging from a formal evening Medieval Banquet to roving bus tours. The reunions are attended by O’Dochartaighs from many countries. We had the wonderful experience of sharing our common heritage and forging lasting friendships. There have been seven reunions held from 1985 to 2010.
There are many people who have already indicated that they are coming over to Ireland this summer. They include individuals, family groups, O’Dochartaigh Clann Association members, participants in the Y-DNA project, others who have attended reunions in the past and some who have found us on the web and are coming on their own. Some of these groups have organized membership lists and some don’t, but all are welcome. The Reunion Committee appreciates the publicity generated by all this interest through the various e-mails, discussion lists, newsletters and the like.
The dates are 21-30 July 2015, and all names connected to the O’Dochartaigh are welcome and encouraged to attend. There are a wide variety of events scheduled, appealing to young and old, singles, married couples, and families of all types – music and dancing, guided bus tours, guided walking tours, dinners, lectures, cultural classes, and opportunities to share family history and genealogy, and much more. Reunion attendees can purchase an all event ticket or individual tickets to specific events.
If you have any questions, please forward them to our reunion coordinator:
Eva Doherty Gremmert