Even if you do not have a vacation to Ireland planned for this year you can still participate in The Gathering from afar.
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The community of County Clare is this year celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Clare Community in New York.
If you have seen Martin Scorsese Film “ Gangs of New York” you will know something of the historical connection between the Irish and Manhattan’s infamous Five Points district. The local community in Kenmare hope to re-connect with some of the living relatives of the Lansdowne Estate emigrants during the 2013 Gathering festival.
The Carnegie Arts Centre in Kenmare will also be hosting a play in which life in the 1850’s and the story of emigration will shown, and a documentary about the Lansdowne Estate.
Even if you can’t make a trip to Ireland this year, take a historical guided tour of the old Irish neighbourhoods in NYC to get a sense of the times. If you would like to plan your trip to Ireland around any of the Gathering events, discuss options with our Ireland travel advisors and we can customise your Ireland vacation to suit. This article was posted in Genealogy Ireland, Ireland Events 2013 and tagged Clare Genealogy, Gathering, Ireland Vacation, Irish Heritage, New York Irish, Trip To Ireland. Irish Travel Advisors are Irish travel experts who plan personalized trips to Ireland based on your specific needs. If you would like to order a birthday cake then please ring us on 021 481 5559 or complete the enquiry form.

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The invitation is being sent out to the Clare Diaspora in New York to join them in a celebration on August 26th 2013. Events will also include a commemorative mass, live music, and exhibition of emigrant stories. Find more details on The Gathering Official Website or contact our team to get your vacation to Ireland started. Many Irish living in this Lower East Side area of New York emigrated from the Lansdowne Estate of Kenmare, County Kerry. Events will include guided walks of the Lansdowne Estate, a heritage centre exhibition, a genealogy road show providing family history assistance and the unveiling of a plaque in honour of the emigrants.
These events offer a wonderful opportunity to those descendants of Kenmare to discover the adversity overcome by their ancestors in forging a new life in America. Click here to contact one of our team and mention the event that you would most like to attend. We've been in the travel business for over 40 years and so can open up the best of Ireland for you. If you own the rights to any of the images and do not wish them to appear on the site please contact us, and they will be promptly removed!

New Yorkers are invited to send postcards to residents of Dublin city, on which they write their own thoughts about their home city. There will also be reduced green fees at some of Clare’s famous golf courses for any golf enthusiasts attending and a day trip of the Clare coastline, Burren, Cliffs of Moher and Loop Head.
It is estimated that around four to five thousand tenants were forced to leave the estate after the Great Famine in the mid 1840’s. Follow comments with the RSS feed for this post.Trackbacks are closed, but you can Post a Comment.
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The postcards are taken from the book “Redrawing Dublin” and the residents who receive your postcard will be chosen randomly. One of Kenmare’s most famous sons was Congressman Big Tim Sullivan who named a street in Manhattan – Kenmare Street.

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