UPDATE – Due to COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the Cassidy Clan Rally for one year. The text below is no longer applicable. We intend to meeting in County Fermanagh, Ireland in July 2021. Please keep safe and feel free to connect with us on our Facebook page.
The 2020 Cassidy Gathering of the Clan, will be held in the Manor House Hotel, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh on Friday July 3rd _ 5th incl. Cassidy’s from U.S.A., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and England have already booked their place at the table and are looking forward to meeting and being welcomed by local Cassidy’s to the land of our Ancestors. It is gratifying to note that a number of those booked for the 2020 Gathering have attended on previous years.
The weekend event, organized every 3 years, celebrates Irish Culture & history, including local history and the Cassidy role within it, through stories, musical performances, DNA, genealogy and cultural presentations. There is also a guided tour and, of course, the Sunday evening Gala Dinner, which is always one of the main events.
The 2017 Gathering was a huge success as the Clan Members stood on Devenish Island to witness the Inauguration of Nuala Cassidy of Lurgan, Co. Armagh, as “An Caisideach”.
All registered members can nominate a person for the office of An Caisideach.
Please do not hesitate to ask questions or make suggestions should you feel so inclined as we want to insure your full enjoyment at this gathering. If you have your family history I would be grateful if you could send me a copy.
Looking forward to greeting you in Enniskillen,
Nuala Cassidy, An Chaisideach
Programme of Events and fees for the 2020 Cassidy Gathering of the Clan
Location: Manor House Hotel
Friday 3rd July 2020l
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Clan Rally Registration
4 p.m. All Clan Member General Meeting + Election of An Caisideach
7.30 p.m. + Meet the cousins with Music and Storytelling
Saturday 4th July 2020
10 a.m. – 12 noon: Lecture in Burns Suite
Family and Local History
Cúpla focal Gaeilge (a few words of Irish)
1.00 p.m. Bus tour arranged for afternoon (weather permitting)
Visit historic places of interest including Enniskillen Castle, Cassidy Ancient Rath, Traditional Fermanagh Mummers and the Janus Stone
Guests to Dine at leisure in evening (at own expense)
Possibly attend the Cellar Bar during evening for after dinner drinks and Music with other in-house guests.
Sunday 5th July 2020
10.30 a.m. Devenish Summer School
Lectures by guest speakers
2 p.m. Lady of the Lake – Boat trip to Devenish Island
Inauguration of An Caisideach on Devenish Island
Clan Gala Dinner
6.30 pm: Glass of Prosecco or fruit punch on arrival
7 p.m. Clan Dinner
An evening of good company, food, drink, and entertainment
Reservations and Registration
Please send your name(s) and address(es) by email to Nuala Cassidy at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the 2020 Cassidy Clan Rally.
The cost of attending the Rally (including Clan Gala Dinner on Sunday night) is £190.00 per couple or £110.00 per person. There is a family rate (2 adults and 2 children (ages 12-16) of £320.00 .
Special discounts are provided upon request for large groups.
To secure your reservation for the 2020 Cassidy Clan Rally please use PayPal to make a deposit of £25 per person (plus any commission charged by PayPal) by clicking here.
Final payment is requested by June 1st 2020.
The rally cost does not include lodging. Attendees must make their own reservations for accommodation.
We have negotiated a discounted rate at the Manor House Country Hotel. Please ask for the Cassidy Clan Rally discount if you wish to stay at the hotel. As of January 2020, there are still a limited number of discounted rooms available.
Other hotels in the area, assuming you will have a rental car, include the Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel.
It is a lovely hotel south of Enniskillen, the main city in the county. The Manor House Country Hotel hotel is north of Enniskillen, but it’s only about a 15 minute drive between the two hotels.
The Lough Erne Resort is also excellent, however, it is on the opposite shore of the lake from the Manor House Country Hotel. It is about a 20-25 minute drive between the two hotels.
Booking.com lists a large number of hotels and other lodging in County Fermanagh, so there should be something available for every budget.