Clan Rally

The 2022 Cassidy Gathering of the Clan, will be held at the Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel, located just south of Enniskillen in County Fermanagh and along the scenic River Erne.

The rally starts on Friday July 22nd and concludes with the Clan Banquet on Sunday July 24th.

Cassidys worldwide have already booked their place at the table and are looking forward to meeting and being welcomed by local Cassidy to the land of our Ancestors. It is gratifying to note that a number of those booked for the 2022 Gathering have attended on previous years.

The weekend event celebrates Irish culture and history, including local history and the Cassidy role within it, through stories, musical performances, and genealogy and cultural presentations.

There will be a guided tour of the area where Cassidy originated and, of course, the Sunday evening Gala Dinner, which is always one of the main events.

The 2017 Gathering (the last rally due to the pandemic) was a huge success as the Clan Members stood on Devenish Island to witness the Inauguration of Nuala Cassidy of Lurgan, County Armagh, as “An Caisideach,” or chief of the Cassidy Clan.

Nuala Cassidy with her brother Noel at the 2017 Clan Rally where she was installed as Chieftain.

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

2022 Cassidy Clan Rally Programme

All events are either at or start at the Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel.

Friday, 22 July 2022

Noon – 2 p.m. – Registration

4 p.m. – All Clan Member General Meeting plus Election of An Caisideach

[Dine at your leisure]

7:30 p.m. – Meet the Cousins (fellow Cassidy rally attendees) with music and storytelling

Saturday, 23 July 2022

10 a.m. – noon – Cassidy family and local history lecture plus Cupla focal Gaeilge (a few words of Irish)

1 p.m. Bus tour of Enniskillen and Lake Erne area (weather permitting) – we will visit historic sites and other places of interest including Enniskillen Castle, the Cassidy Ancient Rath, Traditional Fermanagh Mummers and the Janus Stone

[Dine at your leisure]

8:00 p.m. – Meet the Cousins 2

Sunday, 24 July 2022

10:30 a.m. – Devenish Summer School – lectures by guest speakers

2 p.m. – Visit to historic Devenish Island and its historic round tower

Gala Clan Dinner

6:30 p.m. – reception

7:00 p.m. – dinner – an evening of good company, food, drink and entertainment

Reservations and Registration

To register for the 2022 Cassidy Clan Rally please complete our registration form by clicking here.

The approximate cost of attending the Rally (including Clan Gala Dinner on Sunday night) is £190.00 per couple or £110.00 per person.

We have a family rate for 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 2022 Cassidy Clan Rally please use PayPal to make a deposit of £25 per person by clicking here.

Final payment is requested by 1July 2022.

Important Note – We set the charges for the rally to cover our costs, and not make any profits. Our prices may have to be adjusted to cover costs, depending on the number of participants.

Accommodations

The rally cost covers all programs, bus and boat transport and the gala dinner. It does not include lodging. Attendees must make their own reservations for accommodation.

We have negotiated a discounted rate at the Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel. Please ask for the Cassidy Clan Rally discount if you wish to stay at the hotel.

Other hotels in the area, assuming you will have a rental car, include the luxurious Manor House Country Hotel. It is a lovely lakeside hotel North of Enniskillen, the main city in the county. The Killyhevlin Hotel is near Enniskillen, but it’s only about a 20 minute drive between the two hotels.

The Lough Erne Resort on the western side of the lake is also excellent. 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, B&Bs and other lodging in County Fermanagh, so there should be something available for every budget.

10 thoughts on “Clan Rally”

  1. Can you tell me how many have already registered? My cousin and I want to attend but concerned that Covid has stopped many.
    Thank you

    1. Hi Margaret – right now it’s about 15 persons. We had some difficulties with pinning down the date for the rally with the host hotel, and of course Covid created uncertainty last year (when we would have normally posted the date for the rally). That noted, many persons have expressed interest in attending and we are hopeful we will have a strong turnout. The Cassidy Clan is a volunteer run organization where no one receives any compensation. We try our best to host a wonderful, well-attended rally every three years. So for we have been successful for each rally. We likely will not have another rally until 2025. We hope you can join us in Ireland this Summer. Stephen

  2. I made a deposit in 2020 of 50 pounds for myself and wife. Does this deposit apply to this year’s rally? I registered for this years rally, but checked No to making the deposit and left the same question.

    1. Dan – My apology for the delay in responding. Yes, we will honor all previous deposits for the rally that was cancelled due to Covid. We are looking forward to seeing you this Summer.

  3. I have a question to ask about the rally but do not want it to be a public question. How do I contact you privately?

  4. I have a question to ask about the rally but do not want it to be a public question. How do I contact you privately?

      1. Dear Nuala,
        I sent you a private message a couple of weeks ago and am waiting for your reply. Hope all is going well for the clan gathering. We are so sad that we are unable to attend this year. Any chance that someone will stream it?

        Patty

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