2010 O’Dochartaigh Reunion Schedule With Event Prices
1 July through 10 July
Thursday 1 July
7 pm to 10 pm, The Opening Night, Mayors Reception, the Guildhall in Derry City - € 40 each
We have arranged to have the same caterer. We will have the meal first and pianist will be playing during meal. After the meal, we will have a sing-a-long as the program with a few soloist thrown in. The words of popular Irish songs will be in the reunion brochure so that the audience can participate.
Friday 2 July
10 am – 12 pm, and 1 pm – 3 pm, Irish Cultural classes to be held in the Tullarvan Mill. - € 10 each class
2 hour long classes of Irish language, Playing the Tin Whistle, Basic Irish Genealogy, Basic Computerized Genealogy, Beginning Aran knitting, Basic Celtic Art and possibly others will be held.
7 pm – 10 pm, Ceili at the Malin Hotel, Malin Town. - € 10 each
This popular event will be organized the same as it was previously, except we moved to Malin Town, from Ballyliffin. The Ceili band from Magheramore will play and announce the dances. Local Ceili dancers will come to assist.
Saturday 3 July
12 pm – 5 pm, Walking tour of the Derry City Walls, the Bogside Murals tour & the Bogside Museum tour. - € 9 each
Sunday 4 July
10 am – 12 pm, Sheepdog Trial in Inishowen. – Entrance is FREE
See the dogs and their masters work the sheep in the traditional way. The trials are a formal competition with specific tasks to be performed by dog and master.
11 am – 6 pm, Bus Tour to the Ulster American Folk Park’s 4th of July celebration. - € 25 each
This has been a popular event for the reunion. You can see the Folk Parks website for further information of their out-door museum. We will have a lecture by a museum curator as well as access to the Centre for Migration Studies collection while we are there.
7 pm – 11 pm, O’Dochartaigh Reunion BBQ – Culdonagh Manor, Drumaville, Malin - € 20 each
This informal dinner and gathering will take place at our chairman’s B&B. We will have a wonderful opportunity to visit with one another, some of us sharing genealogy information and others just getting to know one another.
Monday 5 July
11 am – 5 pm, Historical & Genealogical Lectures – Inishowen Gateway, Buncrana - € 10 each
Held during the daytime, this event was very popular at the 2008 reunion with renowned speakers from Derry, Dublin and the US. Over 120 attended the lectures and we promise to have an equally informative and enlightening programme. One ticket admits you for any or all of the programme.
5 pm – 7 pm, Medieval Craft Faire – Inishowen Gateway, Buncrana - Entrance is FREE
This walk through Faire will have artists and artisans as well as authors selling their wares. Many people enjoyed the opportunity to purchase quality articles as gifts and souvenirs before the Banquet.
6:30 pm – 11 pm, Medieval Banquet and Entertainment. - € 40 each
This event has its roots in the first O’Dochartaigh reunion held in 1985. In 2005 we decided that the Banquet should be a Fancy Dress, a Costume Dinner. For 2008 in addition to dressing up in costumes, we had pottery goblets with the Clan Crest on the table for each attendee. We will have both of these features again in 2010. Because of input from the post-reunion survey, we have changed the entertainment. We will entertain ourselves. We are announcing the first and most auspicious O’Dochartaigh Clann Talent Show. Please send an e-mail to Eva at email@example.com if you want to be included in the Talent Show. We would love to have both groups and individuals participate, so you can do a song or a recitation, or if you have another idea, run it by Eva. If needed, we can try and coordinate instruments. This idea was suggested by a few people, so join up. It will be memorable.
Tuesday 6 July
10 am – 5 pm, West Donegal Bus Tour – Bus tour to Doon Rock and Glenveagh Park. - € 25 each
See the Mass Rock, the holy well and Cahir Rua’s placque that we placed in 2008 and then on to Glenveagh Park – it will be possible to purchase a meal at Glenveagh Park. They have two restaurants on site. You can search on Glenveagh’s website to learn the history and see what is featured at the park.
Wednesday 7 July
10 am – 6 pm, Doagh Island Famine Village – Isle of Doagh, Ballyliffin, - € 7 each
This local attraction gives the definitive history of the Famine and its aftermath. Visit their website to learn more.
7 pm – 1- pm, 3rd Clann Genealogy Forum at the Ballyliffin Hotel, Ballyliffin. – Entrance is FREE
This event originally was Kathi Gannon’s idea in 2005 and was very popular since then. In 2008, we had local genealogy experts and some professionals come and share information and ideas with one another to help with the roadblocks and stuck places of Irish genealogy.
Thursday 8 July
10 am – 5 pm, Inishowen 100 Bus Tour – Travel around the scenic Inishowen Peninsula. - € 35 each
Experienced guides will instruct and entertain the attendees. Lunch will be included.
Friday 9 July
11 am – 4 pm, Guided Walks – Local noted historical guide Desi McCallion will lead this daytime walk. - € 10 each
The exact walk is yet to be determined as the County council and local guides are organizing three different walks.
8 pm – 10 pm, Houlee in the Kitchen – A local variety and talent show in Carndonagh. - € 10 each
This evening event, directed by Margaret O’Kane, was delightful and really enjoyed by all those who attended in 2008.
Saturday 10 July
7 pm – 11 pm, Closing Banquet and Dance. Malin Hotel, Malin Town, - € 40 each
We will have our closing banquet at the well known Malin Hotel. We have booked the band Zig-Zag, the same men that were the fabulous entertainment in 2008. After the dinner and few SHORT speeches, we will award some reunion attendee prizes before we kick up our heels and dance the night away.
If you have any questions, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Eva Doherty Gremmert
O Dochartaigh Reunion Coordinator