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Clann MacKenna

8th International

 Clann MacKenna Rally

  Fri 30th June – Sun 2nd July 2006

 Hillgrove Hotel Monaghan Town

Re: Special rates for accommodation in hotel:
or ‘phone 003534781288 ;
Re: Other Hotels or B & B’s visit
 Friday:8.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Introduction to week-end; Registration; Inauguration of newly elected Hon. Chieftain;
Launch of Clann Book No. 10 by surprise guest; Seminar; Traditional Music, Song & Dance.
Saturday: 11.00 a.m. bus departs from above (returns at 5.00) for scenic Tour of McKenna Country
by Seamus McCluskey visitingTully Ringfort; Emy Loch Crannog; St. Mary’s Chapel Glennan; Drumbanagher
Battle Field; Castle Leslie Glasloch; Chieftains Grave & High Cross Donagh;
Canon Moynaghs’ grave Corracrin; Errigal Old graveyard.
8.00 pm:   Mass in St. Macartans Cathedral, Monaghan.
9.00 pm:   “Banquet”
 Sunday: 11.00 am. Bus departs from above (returns at 6.00) for tour of Ulster American Folk Park,   Omagh, Co. Tyrone.
10.00 pm:Ceili, Sets & Old Tyme 
All events are in above Hotel
Order Clann MacKenna Family History Books, Volumes 1-9, $15 each, package & postage free;
Hon. Secretary/Registrar, Maria McKenna, 2 An Carraig, Mall Road, Monaghan. Phone 0035347 71351.
Articles to: Hon. Editor, Seamus McCluskey, Main St., Emyvale, Co.Monaghan. Phone 0035347 87226.
Email Visit:
Welcome all MacKennas, neighbours, friends & variants of the name to:
View the sites of MacKenna Ringforts and Crannogs.
See Donagh High Cross, the Inauguration stone of the MacKennas.
The “Hunt Scene” Tombstones.
The Roll of Flax; The MacKenna Coat of Arms; The Green Woods of Triuch.
TheMacKenna place of origin.
Liskenna Hill Fort where MacKenna coming to Triuch slew the stag of MacKenna Legend.   Tully Fort, centre of MacKenna
power, surveying the lands MacKenna ruled 1,000 years ago. GlaslochCastlewhere MacKenna courted the fair
Maureen, McMahon’s lovely daughter. The Castle Field, Portinaghy & Monmurray - later MacKenna residences.
“Willville House” at Aghananimy near Monaghan town, residence of the late
Don Juan MacKenna, famed for his role in the Liberation of Chile.
300 year old Tombstones bearing the MacKenna Arms in Errigal Triuch and Donagh old graveyards
The Hunt Legend - the 3 day hunt for the stag killed at Liskenna by Hugh, the firstMacKenna inTriuch. MacKenna Tombstones -
 unique headstones carved on all sides, depicting the MacKenna HuntLegend. Clann MacKenna ARMS - the stag,
crescent moons, huntsman and hounds on Triuch Headstones.
The MacKenna Motto --- Cirtle Bharraigh Abu -- (Kirtch-leh varry a-boo)
Roll of flax to Victory. The Cockade of Flax - the cirtle - the roll or coil of flax worn by
Clann MacKenna in Battle
Clann MacKenna Heraldic Fund. A special fund is set up to officially register the MacKenna Hunt Crest (Shield) with the Chief Herald’s Office, Dublin.
Any donations are greatly appreciated.
Clann MacKenna Family History Books Vol. 1-9
$15 each, post free from -     
Ms Maria McKenna, Hon. Registrar,
2 An Charraig, Mall Rd., Monaghan, Eire. ‘phone 003534771351.
Pictures, letters and materials for Books to be forwarded to Hon. Editor,
Mr. Seamus McCluskey, Main St., Emyvale, Co.Monaghan.
‘phone 003534787226. Email
Next Clann Rally 30th June 2006 – 2nd July 2006

This project has been funded by a grant from the Heritage Council of Ireland. It has also received funding from Cavan-Monaghan Rural Development Co-op under the National Rural Development Programme. Funded by the Irish Government and part-financed by the European Union under the National Development Plan 2000-2006.