WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1998
OUR FAMILIES REMEMBERED
7-8am — Don’t miss the Irish Breakfast! You will need stamina today!
8:30 - On the you-know-what! Bus leaves for Coalisland. (See maps & info.)
9:00 - Arrive CHURCH OF STS. MARY & JOSEPH, search for family graves,
(Hint- Michael & Sarah O’ Neill, McCann, Gervin?) Note IRA monument at rear.
9:30 - MASS OF REMEMBRANCE by special permission in the old Church.
10:15 — Please stay in the Church for a GROUP PHOTO on the altar steps.
11:00 — Leave for ROUGHAN CASTLE, Manor House and lake. Find the banshee,
and the crannog. (Didn’t you read your packet of information?) Great photo
opportunity here for individual family groups. The Manor House is now a nursing
home; limited first floor access may be possible.
12:00 — Leave for LISNASTRANE ~ and visit the field and remains of the O’ Neill
homestead. Gather your piece of THE rock! Can you find the castle on the hill (W),
the Spires of the Cathedral in Armagh (S), the Mourne Mountains (SE)? Neighbors
on the Lane will join us as we lift a wee glass in memory of Bernard and Mary
O’Neill. Pat & Daire Dooey, owners of the farm, will host this event.
1:00 - THE GROUP WILL NOW SPLIT — BUS #1 WILL RETURN TO THE
HOTEL, BUS #2 (For Quinn relatives only) WILL CONTINUE ON.
1:15 - BUS #1- RETURNING TO GLENAVON FOR LUNCH (included)
2:15 — golf arranged as requested for 8 at Killymoon Golf Club
2:15 — Peter O’Neill descendants leave to search for homestead of
Kitty Garvin. (FAIRY HUGH in charge of expedition)
2:15 — free time — visit Belfast? Practice your step dancing? Rest?
1:15-— BUS #2 - LEAVE FOR HOMESTEAD OF EMILY QUINN O’NEILL
1:30 — Lunch at TYRONE CRYSTAL FACTORY (included). Visit factory
and see the glass blown and cut. Try to resist the retail store!
3:00 — leave for AUGHAMULLAN, visit home of Emily Quinn O’Neill,
have cup of tea with Cousins Doreen and Henry Quinn, stop for a short one at home
of Briege O’ Neill, pay a visit at the Church of St. Columcille, (with stations donated
by our Phila. Quinn family) & pray that we don’t drive into LOUGH NEAGH on the
way back. Return to the GLENAVON by 5:00. (The FAIRIES have endless energy!)
6:30 — Gather for drinks; Meet MCRE TYRONE Cousins!!!
7:30 — Start of GALA DINNER 3 ..............00008 ENDING???22??