A major gathering of O’Keeffe’s from all over the globe is in the works.
The massive get-together will be held in the Barony of Duhallow, Co. Cork, Ireland on September 9th-11th, 2016.
“We are calling on O’ Keeffes and their descendants from all over the world to come to Dromtarriffe, Kanturk, Co Cork, Ireland to visit their ancestral home,” said event organizers.
“Duhallow has been the principal home of the O’ Keeffes. Many O’ Keeffes immigrated from Duhallow and made their mark all around the world. As the the O' Keeffe travelled throughout the world the spelling of the O' Keeffe name has been adapted, for example, O' Keefe, O Cuiv, O Caoimh, and Keefe.
“Come and celebrate our roots with us. Meet long lost family and friends.”
During a welcome reception on Friday, Clan Chieftan Dan Joe O’Keeffe will officially open the weekend, which will include a program of events.
Guided bus tours to local historical sites of interest to the O’Keeffe Clan are planned for Saturday, as well as a clan banquet dinner in The Wallis Arms Hotel later that evening. Following the buffet dinner, there will be music, song, dance, and story telling.
There will also be a history exhibition in Dromtariffe Community Hall, with a genealogist in attendance to assist visitors with an interest in researching their Irish ancestors.
Sunday will include Mass, lunch, a history lecture and a group visit and commemoration at Dromagh Castle.