O'Dochartaigh Clann Reunion 2023
19-25 July 2023
Inishowen, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Derry City, UK
ALL-EVENTS Ticket: €270 euros per person
Early Bird Ticket: €250 euros per person
Weekend Special: €170 euros per person
Registration does not include airfare, lodging, meals, or other costs.
Welcome to the 2023 O'Dochartaigh Clan Reunion
Dear O'Dochartaigh Clann Members,
It is exciting to finally be able to launch the ticketing platform and reunion information website links. This reunion was originally scheduled for July 2020, but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The rescheduled O’Dochartaigh Clann Reunion will take place from Wednesday, 19 July to Tuesday, 25 July 2023 (inclusive). The full itinerary can be viewed here.
Visit the place where almost everyone is a Doherty! Where? None other than the O’Dochartaigh homeland situated in northwest Ireland! Join us for a week-long event held in Inishowen, Co. Donegal and Derry City, Co. Derry. Explore the links above to learn more about the schedule of events, tips on travel and lodging, and to get yourself registered for the Reunion. There will be many of your fellow Clann folk happy to see your smiling face come July 2023. This is a special opportunity for us to come together to celebrate our ancient Irish heritage and create new memories.
Our current Reunion Committee is headed by Jennifer Doherty, an Irish Professional Genealogist and Failte Ireland National Tour Guide. Jennifer is joined by an expert panel of event specialists who have organised an experience for you which is sure to be memorable.
A variety of activities and events have been planned that will showcase our culture and allow us to reconnect with one another. From traditional music and dance performances to genealogy workshops and historical tours, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Thank you for joining us in this celebration of our Clann. We hope that you will leave the reunion feeling a deeper sense of connection to your family, culture and the O'Dochartaigh Clann. We would also like to acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of our worldwide family, and we look forward to hearing from different perspectives, cultures, and backgrounds.
We look forward to seeing you at the reunion and making lasting memories together.
The O'Dochartaigh Clann Reunion Organising Committee
The first O’Dochartaigh Clann Reunion was held thirty-eight years ago in 1985.
Since the early 1980s, a dedicated group of O’Dochartaigh volunteers in Ireland have been organising the worldwide Clann Reunion. Although exact numbers aren't available from 1985, over two thousand visitors were in attendance. Subsequent reunions were held in 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2015.
The Reunion in 2008 was out of the five-year rotation and was held to honor the last Gaelic Chieftain, Cahir Rua Ó Dogherty who was killed in 1608. Due to the global pandemic which saw the postponement of the scheduled 2020 Reunion, it has been eight years since the Clann managed to gather. A decision regarding the date of the next Reunion following 2023 will be made by the new Reunion Committee later this year.
Reunion Mission Statement
The mission of the O'Dochartaigh Clann Reunion is to bring together members of the O'Dochartaigh family from all over the world in a celebration of our heritage and shared history and with a view to preserving our culture for future generations. Through a variety of activities, events, and opportunities for learning and sharing, we aim to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of our history, traditions, and Clann identity while building connections and relationships among its members. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that promotes pride in our shared identity and a sense of belonging to the O'Dochartaigh community.
Photos From Past Ó Dochartaigh Reunions
Photos kindly provided courtesy of our past Reunion Coordinator, Eva Doherty Gremmert, and her husband, Arden Gremmert.
Click the thumbnails below to open the photos in a larger viewer!