Thursday, 31 January 2013

MELICAN GATHERING - Fiddle Head, Kilmihil June 27 – 29, 2013

Fiddle Head, Kilmihil
June 27 – 29, 2013


        June 27

6 pm:  Registration
7 pm:  Dinner, presentations on Melican research including
Martin Melican on his family's emigration to Australia
Elizabeth Melican Odell on her research

       June 28

10 am: Tour County Clare by charter bus driven by Michael Melican of Shyan

Tour some towns where Melicans Iived: 
Doonbeg, Kilmacduane, Kilmihil, Lissycasey (including a Killeen,
 children's graveyard on the old homeplace of the Toberniddaun Melicans), 
Kildysart, Newmarket (Inismacnaghten), Tulla

Other places to see along the way: Cliffs of Moher and the Burren

7 pm: Dinner, more Melican research: Tom Weingart on a dna study 

Irish music
       June 29

Noon: Scattery Island (time dependant on tides and weather), Kilrush, Kilbaha, Carrigaholt

7 pm: Dinner followed by a talk on "Irish Pioneers in New Zealand 1860 – 1880" by Ciara Breathnach, 
PhD, lecturer at University of Limerick 

Irish music

Other potential places to visit:

County Clare:  Craggaunowen, (reconstructed lake dwelling): Bunratty Folk Park, Aran Islands, Killaloe 

County Meath: Newgrange (Megalithic Mound, 3200 BC):

Suggested links for lodging:

Kindly contact if you plan to attend and if you are interested in a day trip to Newgrange, 
and partial day trips to Bunratty and the Aran Islands before and after the present schedule. 
Elizabeth Melican Odell or Melican Clan on Facebook

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