Programme for the 2017 O'Leary Clan Gathering


The theme this year will be “Two soldiers – two countries “.

This programme may change a little later, hopefully only in very minor ways.

Friday 8th

2.00 p.m. onwards

Begin arrival and registration.Refreshments.*

Earlier arrivals are welcome.

4.00 p.m.

Weekend programme begins with a visit to the Store of Memories Museum and a walk around Inchigeelagh village guided by Joe Creedon (about a 1/2 mile), with an optional extension around River Island park guided by Diarmuid O Leary (about another ½ mile).

This will be followed by a short drive to Carrignacurra Castle - the O Leary Tower House. Please remember that this is privately owned.

6.00 p.m.

Skype calls to O`Leary friends abroad.

8.00 p.m.

8.30 p.m.

9.00 p.m.

Welcoming speech by Joe Creedon.

Formal opening address at Creedon`s Hotel by Eugene O`Leary

Short talk “Family History research “by Diarmuid O Leary.

Talk “Brigadier General Daniel Florence O`Leary” by Carolyn and Sally O`Leary

Talk “Michael O`Leary VC.” Speaker Michael Galvin


9.30 p.m.

Music and Song, singalong.

Saturday 10th
from 8.30 a.m.


Breakfast available.

10.00 a.m.

Group photograph. In or outside hotel as weather allows. A digital copy will be sent to you, please ensure that we have your email address.

10.30 a.m.

Coach tour. Visit to places with O`Leary connections.

A stop will be made for Lunch*.

5.00 p.m.

Arrive back at Creedons Hotel.

Free time.

8.00 p.m.

Followed by

O`Leary Clan Dinner*, includes Speeches & Raffle.

Live music, Ceilli / Dance, Entertainment

Sunday 11th

10.00 a.m.

11.15 a.m.


General discussion and Q&A session, including Family Research and DNA

Formal closure of the 2017 Gathering.

11.30 a.m.

Mass in Inchigeelagh Church and then visit Cemetery and Peter O`Leary`s grave

12.30 p.m.

Diarmuid and Eugene will be in the Hotel for informal discussions with anyone wishing to stay a little longer.

Hot food will be available from 8.30 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. each day of the Gathering. The Bar will stay open until midnight. 

Accommodation and food/drinks are left to you to arrange except where starred*. Special dietary requirements need to be reported to us as soon as possible, preferably when booking.