O’Driscolls from many lands are set to attend the three-day O’Driscoll Clan Gathering on Cape Clear island, where old friends and long-lost family relations will have the chance to celebrate the O’Driscolls’ heritage
The O’Driscoll Clan Gathering has been the springboard for many to go in search of their roots. The annual programme of events includes a reception where people first get to know others in the international O’Driscoll family, a lecture on some aspect of O’Driscoll heritage, a book launch, an exhibition, story-telling and singing sessions and visits to historic sites.
Today the holding of the office of O’Driscoll Chieftain is not based on historical descent. Anyone bearing the name O’Driscoll may be raised to the office. The inauguration of the new Chieftain on the final day of the Clan Gathering is always an exciting and special occasion.