Welcome - Kearney Family Reunion 2008

A famous gathering took place 50 years ago, in August 1958, of the extended Portglenone Kearney family whose ancestors traced their roots back to the townland of Lisnagarran, Portglenone, Co.Antrim. Three generations of the family, 122 in all, were present that day at Mount Gawn, the family home of Harry and Georgie Kearney, for the first ever family group photograph.
 
Kearney Family Reunion 1958
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The itinerary for this Special Family Celebration will be outlined in detail elsewhere on this website, and all are welcome to participate. Too often, like many other families we only meet at wakes and funerals. For that reason enter the 25th –27th July 2008 in your diary and inform your family members both home and abroad.

The Family Reunion at Mount Gawn in 1958 lasted one afternoon allowing the fourth and fifth generations to celebrate and reminisce. Many of us remember the occasion vaguely but did not fully understand the significance of that memorable gathering. The youngsters in the front row then will now take their places nearer the back. There is no doubt that there will be more than 122 in the 2008 photograph and that there will be great celebration and family bonding during the entire week-end. Thanks to our parents for the great foresight in 1958 and here’s to a continuation of the great spirit and closeness that has marked our family down the years.

Enjoy the Reunion on the 25th – 27th July! Find out what’s happening and keep in touch with the family contacts listed.

 
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