2020 Cassidy Clan Rally: Progam and Registration

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 The text below is no longer applicable.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.

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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 nualacw@yahoo.com 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.

Accommodation

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.

There are several hotel options in Enniskillen itself. Take a look at the Belmore Court Motel and the Enniskillen Hotel.

Booking.com lists a large number of hotels and other lodging in County Fermanagh, so there should be something available for every budget.

6 thoughts on “2020 Cassidy Clan Rally: Progam and Registration”

  1. This is fantastic, thanks for posting the program.

    I am just wanting to confirm that Hinemoa Dixon, Charlene Parsons and myself will be attending the rally from New Zealand.

    1. Dear Sharlene,

      It is great to hear from you, I am delighted you and your friends will be joining us in our Ancestral homeland of Fermanagh.
      If you are seeking accommodation, we have reserved extra rooms in the Manor House at a special rate for the Cassidy Gathering.
      Please send me your e-mail address to nualacassidy7@gmail.com

  2. I was wondering if you have any contact email or telephone number for the Cassidy family living in Parndorf, Burgenland, Austria. I went to UCG with Cíarán. Many thanks.

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