Notes from the Editor

I find it hard to believe, but this is the first issue of the Crowley Clan Newsletter in its 20th year! We began publishing after the Clan Gathering that took place in Dunmanway in September 1995. I remember when Tom Crowley phoned me to tell me about that gathering, I thought I'd better make the trip since I might not be able to go in later years. That was seven gatherings ago, and I made all except the one in 2001. Hope to be there in 2016 and long into the future.

Plans are proceeding for the 2016 Crowley Clan Gathering which will take place in Bantry from September 9th to September 11th. Details can be found in the fall 2014 Crowley Clan Newsletter. The primary venue will be the Maritime Hotel. You can reserve a room for the weekend by phoning 353-27-54700. Tell them you are with the Crowley Clan.

In this issue, we have two articles from our current Taoiseach Michael-Patrick Crowley of Paris, France. The first is an announcement of a new honor which our clan will begin bestowing in 2016. It is called The Companionate of Clann Ui Chruadhlaoich. In the second article, Michael gives a brief history of his own part of the Crowley Clan. He is able to trace his family back for 300 years!! This is an inspiration for those of us you would like to trace our families back for half that long.

As always, we have Crowley news from around the world, including, submissions from Australia, Canada, and the USA. We love hearing from Crowleys no matter where in the world you live. Tell us about your family history research, about milestones in your own family, about any announcements that might interest other Crowleys.

Our YDNA project continues to grow. If you are a Crowley male, or if you have a Crowley male relative who would like to join the project, contact Catherine Crowley Budd whose information is on our Contacts page.

Have you checked out our Facebook page? We now can boast of 838 likes. Stop by for up to the minute information about our clan, and don't forget to tell us a little bit about yourself and your family.

We love to get queries, information, photos and family stories for posting in the newsletter. Just email us.

Until the fall…

Mise le meas,
Marian

The Crowley Clan Newsletter is
compiled by Marian Crowley Chamberlain