With ancient myths and legends to uncover, amazing landscapes to explore and locals who will be more than happy to reveal their hidden gems, why not visit Ireland for The Gathering 2013. Guaranteed, you’ll return home with memories that will last a lifetime.
There are so many ways to get involved in The Gathering Ireland 2013. From family reunions to community festivals and twin towns to alumni gatherings, everyone is encouraged to work together to organise and host get-togethers. Reach out to your networks and connections and invite them to come and visit in 2013. Here are some ideas…
Tracing your Roots
Ireland has a wealth of excellent genealogy centres all over the country. These centres can organise unique events and activities with an interest to tracing your roots.
Celebrate Local Heroes
Ireland’s diaspora has influenced the world of art, literature, sport, music, industry and politics. From Admiral William Brown, founder of the Argentine Navy to American President John F Kennedy and celebrated actor and Cultural Ambassador Gabriel Byrne, Ireland has a wealth of successes to celebrate around the world.
Reunions will play an integral part of The Gathering Ireland 2013. The year-long programme of festivals and events, from community led to large scale, will provide an opportunity for family, friends and communties scattered throughout the world, who have an irish connection, to reunite in Ireland and participate in a special event in their honour.
School and Work Reunions
For many years Ireland has hosted large numbers of short term immigrant workers, professionals and students. Many of these individuals and groups have developed close ties with Ireland. 2013 could be the year to come back and visit.
The country boasts heritage sites and interpretive centres, such as those at The Cliffs of Moher or Connemara National Park, and historic sites like the Ceide Fields and Glendalough, as well as national institutions like the many sites of The national Museum of Ireland.
Special Interest/Hobby Groups
If you’re involved in a club, organisation or group with a special interest, The Gathering 2013 could be the perfect time to make a visit to like minded Irish folk