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The Gathering


Over 70 million people worldwide claim Irish ancestry. The Gathering Ireland 2013 provides the perfect excuse to reach out to those who have moved away, their relatives, friends and descendants, and invite them home.

Throughout 2013, Ireland will open its arms to hundreds of thousands of friends and family from all over the world, calling them home to gatherings in villages, towns and cities.

There will be clan gatherings, festivals, special sporting events, music and concerts taking place all across the country, all year long.   Communities throughout Ireland will showcase and share the very best of Irish culture, tradition, business, sport, fighting spirit and the uniquely Irish sense of fun.

The Gathering is the people’s party. It will be celebrated through gatherings of the people and at Ireland’s major festivals during 2013.

Please visit the website of The Gathering for more information.

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