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Clan Egan Rally 2012

The 2012 Clan Rally is planned as a full week of activities starting and finishing Bunratty, Co. Clare on the West coast. Participants should plan to arrive and stay in Bunratty on the 24th June (the closest airport is Shannon).

 

The Rally itinerary is as follows: [marked with letters to correspond to maps, which have corresponding dates]

o   25 June leave Bunratty [A] to travel through Killarney, visiting the Lakes of Killarney etc) to Macroom [B], where a major battle took place in 987AD

o   26 June leave Macroom [A] and travel via

·        Beal na mBalth [B], the location of Michael Collins’s death,

·        Carrigadroihid [C] to visit the Castle where Bishop Boetius MacEgan was executed in 1649

·        Aghinagh [D] where we will drive the Aghinagh Way, an archaelogical drive organized by the Aghinagh Heritage Group, arriving in Coachford [E].

o   27 June leave Coachford [A] and travel to Cobh [B], (formerly Queenstown) the departure point of many Irish families for the USA, where we will enjoy the Queenstown Story .

o   28 June leave Cobh [A] and travel via the Rock of Cashel [B] to Roscrea [C] where we will visit the Roscrea Castle and Damer House; many archaeological treasures have been found in the Roscrea area.

o   29 June leave Roscrea [A] and travel to

·        Athlone, [B] & [D] where we will visit the Castle and a Historic centre nearby

·        Fuerty, Co. Roscommon [C] to visit the grave of the first Egan - MacAodhagain introduced us to this headstone at the Rally in Hobart in 2010.

o   30 June return from Athlone [A] to Bunratty [F] via Loughrea [B], Redwood Castle [D] and Nenagh [E]; we hope to visit Redwood [D], if we can gain admission at a reasonable price, and Lorrha [C].

o   01 July a rest day in Bunratty to attend church services followed by the Banquet.

o   02 July Dispersal.

 

The whole trip is shown in the map "rally trip."  There the letters start at A, which is covered by P, and progress to P.  The letter I is covered by the letter K.  The correspondences to letters given above are

Date

Letter

on "Rally trip"

6/25

A

P

 

B

B

6/26

A

B

 

B

C

 

C

D

 

E

E

6/27

A

E

 

B

F

6/28

A

F

 

B

G

 

C

H

6/29

A

H

 

B

K

 

C

J

 

D

K

6/30

A

K

 

B

L

 

C

M

 

D

N

 

E

O

 

F

P