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Eternally optimistic, we hope to Enjoy an in-person Gathering in 2022!

TWO EVENTS UPCOMING!  Mark your calendars now for the 
67th Annual Gathering
of

The O Mahony Society
June 17-19, 2022

Planning has begun for our 67th Annual Gathering.  IF it is safe to travel and gather again, we are hoping to return to a headquarters at Coolcower House in Macroom, Co. Cork and rally at the cradle of the O Mahony Clan, Rath Raithlean.

As details emerge, they will be posted on this page and shared with Society members by Shout-Outs and our Newsletter.  Stay tuned!

 

USA/North American Get Together

October 14-16, 2022

Albany, New York 

Devoted member Dan Mahoney is graciously coordinating our second event of 2022.  We are being welcomed by the Irish American Heritage Museum and Dan has confirmed the availability of a block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott Albany/Clifton Park.  Tanaiste John O Mahony of Galway will be the featured speaker, providing a interesting and informative lecture on An Gorta Mor, or the Great Hunger.  Details are emerging and will be posted on this website and shared with Society members by Shout-Outs and our Newsletter. 

WE DID IT AGAIN! 

66th Annual (and second virtual)

O Mahony Society Gathering a roaring success! 

Was it the day?  Was it the program of events?  Was it that we're all a little more familiar with Zoom?  Was it the people?  It was all of that and more! 

The O Mahony Society enjoyed its 66th Annual Gathering on June 20, 2021.  We were incredibly fortunate to have archeologist Finola Finlay (Roaringwaterjournal.com) as a featured speaker, who gave an informative and engaging lecture on "The O Mahony Tower Houses."  The speaker was followed by our AGM, where the membership elected new officers and Council members as well as being updated on Society business.  Details will be shared in the October/November Newsletter.  Society members can view Finola's lecture per the Images tab (Video sub-tab) of this website. 

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May 2021 Newsletter

   now available in multiple formats!       

Newsletter editor Bill Badzmierowski (aka, Bill O'Badz) has done it again, offering us a fresh new look to our beloved Newsletter as well as options for viewing.  Please see the Publications->Newsletters tab and note the PDF (for traditional scrolling) or the flipbook option, providing sight, sound, and an interactive format!  

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Please remember that the O Mahony Society Newsletter is an all-volunteer written and produced publication and your contributions are welcome and needed!  Please click on the Publications-->Society Newsletters tab to see suggestions and guidelines for submission. Newsletter Editor Bill O'Badz looks forward to your input.

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 PANDEMIC POSITIVES: The O Mahony Society     uses technology to maintain connections!          

                                                                                        

Virtual yDNA Project and Genetic Genealogy  Update and Traditional Genealogy Workshop massive successes                             

Society members around the world have been wowed by former Taoiseach Finbar O Mahony's October, 2020, virtual yDNA Project and Genetic Genealogy updates as well as a January, 2021, Traditional Genealogy workshop presented by former Cartlannai and Journal Editor Nora Hickey.  Finbar's presentation is available to Society members on this website under the Genetic Genealogy tab, Virtual Project Update Presentations sub-tab, and Nora's workshop can be viewed under the Traditional Genealogy tab, Virtual Workshops sub-tab.

Our Society has been gifted to have these two leaders, experts in their respective and complementary fields, give so much of their time and attention that serves our membership so well!

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A Fresh Take on Connectedness:  Feile O'Badz!

Newsletter Editor Bill Badzmierowski and his husband, Joel Kotchevar,  skillfully used technology and limitless creativity to bring their story of Irish, O Mahony, and family history in a presentation that was as engaging as it was informative, and one that also offered congratulations to Society member Bob Badzmierowski, who recently received his Irish citizenship by birthright.  Although not a formal O Mahony Society event, it was well attended by Society members around the world.  Bob and his family enjoyed a celebratory cake, while the rest of us could only have a virtual taste!  Many thanks to all for a lovely evening!

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IYou can view the complete Feile O'Badz presentation here.  

Other O Mahony News          

The O Mahony Society website a benefit to young researchers                

In April of 2020, an email was received from a librarian with the Salt Lake City Children's Network, detailing work that had been done by young genealogy researchers and the benefits derived from The O Mahony Society website.  Working remotely during the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, these young learners appreciated the research links available.

Most kindly, the librarian has returned the favor by adding a link we didn't have: 

https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/a-guide-to-researching-the-history-of-a-house /

This site may be useful to many when researching the history of a house and includes a great breakdown of the research process, census records, helpful search resources, former owner databases, etc.