Thursday, 24 March 2016

Gathering the Gleesons, Gleasons and Glissons
A Gleeson Gathering, featuring lectures, tours and excursions, will be held this summer in County Tipperary, 19-24 August.

The programme will get underway in Nenagh on Friday 19 August with genealogy consultations, dna testing, a keynote address by author and local historian Danny Grace, and a cheese and wine reception. Saturday will see a full day of lectures highlighting the impact of the Gleesons on history, and the impact of history on the Gleesons, a tour of Nenagh Castle and an informal social event.

From Sunday to Wednesday the programme includes walking tours, visits to local heritage attractions, guided tours of cemeteries, genealogical consultations, accompanied visits to Thurles Local Studies and Archives, and many more 'pick and mix' options for learning and socialising in Nenagh, Thurles and Silvermines.

Most of the events and activities are free. Others attract a modest fee. They all need to be booked in advance, however, so that numbers can be anticipated.

You can see the full programme on the dedicated Gleeson Clan Gathering website.