Clan Events


The first Clan Gathering held as part of ‘An Tostal’ celebrations took place at various venues around the county during Easter Week of 1954. The photo shows An Dálach(The O’Donnell) John O’Donel(3rd from left) being escorted across Ballyshannon Bridge into Tír Chonaill. To his left is Count Gabrial O’Donnel of Austria.(Full report in Ó Domhnaill Abú No. 18).


Leopoldo O’Donnell, Duke de Tetuan, carrying a wreath, and his son Hugh, Count de Lucena, bearing the O’Donnell standard, are led by a piper, Vincent O’Donnell, to the pier at Rathmullan where the wreath was laid on the water in memory of those who sailed from there on the ‘Flight of the Earls‘ Sept.1607.          



The ’82 Gathering, like the previous one, was held in Donegal Town in late Sept. and organised by a local committee to extend the holiday season. Hugh, Count de Lucena attended. Here   a group visit the Franciscan Friary, Rossnowlagh


The first Gathering organised entirely by the newly-formed O’Donnell Clan Association, it was centered around the Rock of Doon, ancient home of the clan. Present were Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill of the Larkfield Branch, Count Hugh of Spain and Count Gabrial of Austria, also Spanish and Austrian ambassadors. Here, O’Donnell Abu is sung after Mass at Doon Well.(Ó Domhnaill Abú No. 12)



This one, like the one before, held in June enjoyed glorious weather. Again, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, sister of our Chief, was present. Based in Donegal town, it also was organised by the Clan Association.  Photo: Farewell banquet in Central Hotel.   (Full report in Ó Domhnaill Abú No. 19)


1999 Clan Gathering 2002 Clan Gathering 2005 Clan Gathering Jahrgang O’Donell 2005
Swiss Commemoration 2008 Commemoration 2012 Trip to Austria/Hungary 2013 Clan Gathering

8 thoughts on “Clan Events

  1. We hope everyone in the family enjoyed St. Patrick’s day as much as we did in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. We hosted a pub night with the live music of “Blarney”. The event raised money for our local community hostel. If I ever could figure out how to send photos I would forward one on to the Clan.
    We hope this message finds everyone happy and healthy.

    Your Canadian cousins
    Bill and Mary

  2. Let me know when and where the next clan gathering is to be.

  3. When will the next gathering of the clan be? I was invited to the 2005 gathering and recently came upon the invitation. I was unable to attend the 2005 event and to be honest I had forgotten about the clan association,
    I have been reviewing the website. I will be joining the clan and purchasing some of the memorbillia
    I am now retired and would love to meet up with other O’Donnells from around the world. I sere some Aussies attended in 2005

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