Clan O’Donovan Virtual Gathering – June 2021

Share your Story with other O’Donovans!

Though we’re not yet able to gather in person to celebrate our O’Donovan heritage, you are invited to join O’Donovans worldwide for a Virtual Clan Gathering from 6-12 June, 2021.

The purpose of the Virtual Gathering is to emulate the spirit of fellowship and connection that an in-person Gathering would provide:  O’Donovans meeting and getting to know each other informally; building bonds that will carry forward to a future Gathering in Ireland.




Details of the Virtual Gathering:

  • When:  The event will take place over the week of 6-12 June, 2021, and is free to all.
  • What:  A weeklong Virtual Celebration of O’Donovans Worldwide.
  • Who:   Any member of an O’Donovan Facebook group, or subscriber to the O’Donovan Gathering Mailing List can share a story.
  • How:  It’s simple!
    • Think of an aspect of your life as an O’Donovan that you’d like to share with our extended Family.  Examples: “A Day in the Life of my City/Town/Village”, “View from my Garden”, “Memories of an Irish Childhood” “My O’Donovan Roots”.  Favorite pastimes and hobbies can also be featured: golf, horses, knitting, genealogy – whatever inspires you that you’re comfortable sharing.
    • Create a simple phone video, gather some family photos into a photo essay, or share a written memoir about a favorite family member. Create a short ‘snapshot’ to post: a Video (2-3 minutes in length), Powerpoint show (in presentation mode, 2-3 minutes), Photo Essay or a Written Memoir (2000 words or less).
    • Share your creation with all of us during the week of 6-12 June, 2021.  You can share a video to the O’Donovan Gathering Facebook page or submit it for upload to the newly-created O’Donovan Gathering YouTube Channel. Email us a personal or photo essay (in PDF form) or a Powerpoint slideshow (in PPS mode) for inclusion on the O’Donovan Gathering website. Or share a link to a YouTube video you’ve already created, that would be of interest to the O’Donovan clan.
    • Links and reference information will be posted on the O’Donovan Gathering Facebook page, O’Donovan ProBoards discussion group, and on the O’Donovan Gathering website.