THE curtains (or should that be curtins?) will be raised later this month on a special Gathering in Macroom for people with the surname Curtin and those with similar second names.
Organisers of the Curtin Clan Gathering and Conference is to bring all Curtins, Curtains, Curtens, Curtaynes, and MacCurtains together in their ancestral homeland on July 26, 27 and 28 at the Castle Hotel.
The event will include speakers and information on the history and heritage of the people with the surname Curtin and its variations.
"We will have time to meet with Curtins and relations of Curtins from around the world. There will also be a Dinner and music celebration on Saturday evening that is open to all those paying to attend the Conference, as well as those from the community that would like to purchase a dinner ticket for a four course meal and music and time to get to know their "cousins".
"Our previous Gatherings have always been a wonderful time for all Curtins, to rekindle old friendships or get to know one another for the first time," PJ Curtin of the Curtin Gathering Committee said.
For more information see www.curtin.org, email PJ on firstname.lastname@example.org or Curtin Gathering Chair Lisa Curtin on email@example.com