Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Interest in Family Reunion?

Dear Cousin,
A small group is examining the interest in, and viability of, holding a reunion during 2017 of the West Clare Griffin/Crotty/Scattery Island rooted clans.  A Crotty cousin, Kathy Ruther of Connecticut USA, is assisting me with this project.  Kathy’s e-mail address is kathy DOT ruther AT gmail DOT com (edit. trying to avoid spammers)
In order to gauge interest in and plan for numbers likely to attend, you are being canvassed to see if you feel that this is something worthwhile and in which you may be interested.  By expressing an interest, you are not committing yourself to attend.  The idea is for a period commencing on or about 20 May.  June, July and August tend to be expensive in Ireland.  The proposed travels in Clare include Kilbaha near Loop Head (from where the Griffins came), Monmore outside Kilrush (from where the Crottys came), Moyasta outside Kilrush (where one of the stay-at-home Monmore Crottys resided) and Scattery Island which has for long been associated with both septs.  This proposed event, if it goes ahead, will afford you a great chance to meet for the first time and catch up with cousins from across the globe, some of whom you don’t even know exist
I also kindly ask you to forward this email to the many descendants, for whom you have contacts, of those Griffin and Crotty families
Please reply as soon as possible, whether you are interested or not, and feel free to put forward any suggestions you may have towards making this a memorable occasion
Your cousin (in Ireland)

Peadar N*****

Saturday, April 9, 2016

We are looking forward to welcoming our Crotty and Griffin family descendants in May 2017!  Please watch this space for more information as we develop our plans!