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O'Keeffe Clan

Gathering and Rally

9, 10 and 11 Sept 2016

guided tours, lectures

historical and genealogical exhibitions

cultural and musical events,

buffet banquet Saturday evening
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Remembering Gerard O'Keeffe RIP

The  Gathering  of the  O'Keeffe Clan back in the summer of  1989 in Dromagh  was the brainchild of Dan Joe O'Keeffe , Rathmore,  Denis Angland,  Dromagh and Dan Joe O'Keeffe,  Rathcoole Post Office.  It was a  resounding   success !

Dan  Joe  O'Keeffe , Rathmore was elected Chieftain of the Clan and continues to be Honorary Chieftain . It is wonderful to see Dan Joe from Rathmore,   Denis Angland  and Dan Joe from Rathcoole  very pro-active in the planning of the Gathering of  2016  , twenty six years on  !  Their vast knowledge and enthusiasm is a huge asset.

They were ably assisted in  1989  by Kanturk solicitor Gerard O'Keeffe. He delivered the Opening Address on that occasion, outlining  a brief history of the O'Keeffe Clan.  It was with  great  sadnesss  that members of the O'Keeffe Clan learned of the unexpected passing of Gerard at his residence, Park House Kanturk, on May 13th, 2015

From 1980 Gerard developed a keen interest in the renowned American artist Georgia O'Keeffe, whose paternal roots are believed to be in the Kanturk area.

In 2007, Gerard as  Honorary  Clan Chieftain organised a special event in honour of the artist in Dromagh Castle. Georgia O'Keeffe was honoured in the true  spirit of Duhallow and Ireland  with music and song !  Again this event was very successful.

In 2011, Gerard wrote and published a book entitled “The Ascent of the O'Keeffes “. Tracing  for  the first time the direct lineage of famed American artist Georgia O'Keeffe to Kanturk, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.