/An Open Letter from Noel Griffin

An Open Letter from Noel Griffin


My name is Noel Griffin from The Gathering Events Office in Tralee, County Kerry Ireland. I’m reaching out to all McCarthy/Mac Carthy clan members to inform them of the exciting event happening in Ireland this year known as “The Gathering 2013”.

The Gathering 2013 is a year-long celebration of everything that’s unique and great about Ireland and its people. Kerry is celebrating The Gathering with enthusiasm and has over 250 events ranging from activity, arts crafts, cultural, food, music and dance, nature and sports events; clam, family, parish and school reunions as well as a range of local community, nation and international festivals for you to experience and enjoy.

County Kerry has been welcoming visitors for generations, Irish tourism was born in County Kerry and it remains the most popular destination for overseas visitors. In Kerry visitors can celebrate in style while experiencing all the other outdoor amenities that the county has to offer: spectacular tours of Killarney, Dingle and the Ring of Kerry: the rich Christian heritage of Skellig Michael, Dingle Peninsula and North Kerry. World class golf on parkland and links courses, outdoor activities, horse racing, angling and water sports: the best of traditional Irish culture, music and dance, crafts and traditions: superb accommodation and conference facilities, and food and evening entertainment in our towns and villages.

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Noel Griffin