The Port Seal: Wonderful Story Telling from Brent Ó Caiside

Brent Ó Caiside is a member of the Cassidy Clan Executive Committee and has made tremendous contributions to the success of our rallies.

An amazing storyteller, Brent has a smooth and inviting voice. He recently produced his first album, the Port Seal. It is a wonderful collection of timeless traditional, adapted and original stories with music and songs by Brent. The Port Seal is “a joy to the ear and to the senses,” as reviewed by the Irish News. The stories will delight children and adults alike.

We are honored to bring Brent’s album to the attention of Cassidys worldwide. The Port Seal is self published by Brent in CD and digital format. If you wish to purchase a CD, Brent will ship it worldwide for 18 Euro. A digital copy can be purchased for 10 Euro. Contact Brent by email at: bcassidy [at]

BBC at Devenish Island

Devenish Island in County Fermanagh

Devenish Island in County Fermanagh is special to the Cassidy Clan. The Cassidys served as “erenaghs,” hereditary land managers for the Church’s property in parts Devenish parish and undoubtedly studied and worshiped at Devenish Island.

The most famous early Irish Cassidy ancestor, the poet Giolla Mochuda More Ó Caiside, composed Banshenchas, The Lore of Woman, on Devenish Island in 1147. The poem tells the history of the women of the world starting with Eve. At the conclusion of the poem, Devenish is described as “of gracious words and pure holy song.”

Here’s a short video about the restoration work done there after the lightning strike in 2022:

We will visit Devenish Island during the 2025 Cassidy Clan Rally.