O'Dochartaigh Reunion 2020 - Postponed due to COVID-19
Our Clann Reunion Coordinator, Eva Doherty Gremmert, on behalf of the O’Dochartaigh Reunion Committee, issued a press release 07 May 2020, "Global Government Restrictions Require Postponement of the 2020 O’Dochartaigh Worldwide Reunion". Due to government restrictions, the 2020 O’Dochartaigh Worldwide Reunion, scheduled from 23 - 28 July 2020, has been postponed until further notice. Please see http://odochartaighreunion.com/ for the full announcement and more details. Below you will find some details about the original 2020 reunion planned, but please be aware all this has changed–it is provided for informational purposes only.
Visit the place where almost everyone is an Ó Doherty! Where? None other than the Ó Dochartataigh homeland, Inishowen in County Donegal, Ireland! Our next clan gathering, July 23 - 28, 2020, is a 6-day long event held in Inishowen, Co. Donegal and Derry City, Co. Derry. Please visit the the Ó Dochartaigh Clan Reunion website www.odochartaighreunion.com to learn more about the schedule of events, tips on travel & lodging, get yourself registered for the Reunion, and learn more about the history of our Clan Reunions through the decades. There will be many of your fellow clanfolk happy to see your smiling face come July 2020.
Our current Reunion Chairman John V. Doherty, Reunion Coordinator Eva Doherty Gremmert, and many of the volunteers have had years of experience organizing this event which is sure to be memorable. Highlighted events of the 2020 Reunion include:
Banquets & BBQ
Ceili band with Irish folk songs and dances
Clann Genealogy Forum
Traditional market village fair
Scenic Inishowen Donegal Bus Tour
Derry city walking tour
This upcoming Worldwide Ó Dochartaigh Reunion is 35 years since the first gathering was held in 1985. Since the early 1980s, a dedicated group of Ó Dochartaigh volunteers in Ireland have been organizing the worldwide Clann Reunion. Although exact numbers aren't available from 1985, over 2000 visitors were in attendance. Subsequent reunions were held in 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2015. 2008 was out of the 5 year rotation and was held to honor the last Gaelic Chieftain, Cahir Rua Ó Dogherty who was killed in 1608.
Photos From Past Ó Dochartaigh Reunions
Photos kindly provided courtesy of our Reunion Coordinator, Eva Doherty Gremmert, and her husband, Arden Gremmert.
Click the thumbnails below to open the photos in a larger viewer!