Message from Sherry Donovan Moser, Steering Committee Chair
“After careful consultation with our members regarding the health and safety of everyone planning to attend, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the O’Donovan/Donovan Gathering scheduled for June 10-14, 2020 in West Cork, Ireland.
Following increased concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, and respecting quarantine restrictions imposed by the government of Ireland, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that the event will not take place in 2020, but believe it’s the right decision based on the information available to us at this time.
We want to thank everyone who volunteered their time to make this Gathering a success. Your efforts haven’t been in vain! Our hope is that this virus will be contained soon, and we can proceed with similar plans at a later date.
Exciting news! Thanks to the efforts of Peter Spencer, we now hold official membership in Clans of Ireland. Please consider becoming a Clan Member, to support our ongoing efforts to connect with O’Donovans worldwide. Also subscribe to our mailing list to receive occasional updates on the status of our future Gathering.
Finally, consider becoming a Volunteer: meet fellow O’Donovans and contribute to exciting future Clan events and plans. Contact Kathleen Lyons to volunteer. Thanks!
Stay safe, and we look forward to celebrating with our Clan members as soon as we can safely gather in West Cork!”
Castledonovan photo copyright Peter Dunigan 2020
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