McGrath Gathering of the Clan
Next Clan Gathering in 2020
The Clan McGrath Society are hosting an International McGrath Clan Gathering in 2020. The Gathering will be focussed in the historic Clan territories of Donegal, Fermanagh and Tyrone and will take many historic and significant sites across the the county. For more information you can click on the link above for our facebook page (click LIKE) or visit our website at www.clanmcgrath.org or www.mcgrathclangathering.org
McGraths enjoyed visit to Pettigo in 2016
Members of the McGrath Clan from around the world arrived in Pettigo last Thursday, 30th June to find out more about their clan. They came from the USA, Canada, UK, SA, New Zealand and Australia.
The main event was a talk by John Cunningham, the highly respected historian and expert in the McGrath heritage of Ulster. They gathered in the Termon Complex and were treated to a very interesting insight into their clan by Mr Cunningham.
On behalf of McGraths all over the world, Dan McGrath made a presentation to John Cunningham in appreciation of all his years of research into the clan’s history and the recording of the information gathered for current and future generations.
The visitors had gone on a heritage tour of the area earlier in the day and were taken aback by many different parts of the tour. This included their visit to Lough Derg and the final destination, Castlemagrath. The poor weather conditions didn’t deter those present from walking through the wet grass, to get up close to the ruins of the castle.
The group took a break in their tour to have refreshments in the beautiful surrounds of the Termon Centre. Later in the day, they had dinner in the Pettigo Inn and returned to the same venue to finish off the night with a very entertaining music session.
The day had various effects on different members of the group. Many were emotional after the visit to Lough Derg, others were happy to set foot on the site of Castlemagrath. The general feeling was one of delight at having the opportunity to sample so much McGrath heritage.
The support of Donegal Council is making this event possible was acknowledged. As the visitors went their respective ways across the globe, they all had their own stories and despite been sad at leaving, they all hoped to return and bring other members of their family with them.
The Clan will be returning in 2020 for an International McGrath Clan Gathering in 2020. It will take place in our ancient ancestral territories of Donegal, Fermanagh and Tyrone. To keep up to date please follow the link and click LIKE. www.facebook.com/mcgrathclangathering2020
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