Is there a Brosnan in your closet?
THIS is the question being asked by Tom Brosnan of the East Kerry Roots Festival and Brosnan Clan Gathering committee. Tom and his fellow committee members are currently compiling a book on Brosnans.
The publication will be edited by the well-known poet and Currow native Tommy Frank O'Connor. The book will be published in June and on time for the Brosnan Clan Gathering, which takes place in Castleisland and the surrounding villages from July 25th to July 28th, 2013.
"The group is inviting anybody with data or photographs to contribute to the book. Information on the origins of family nicknames is also being sought. The committee is anxious that every branch of the Brosnan Clan from every part of the county and beyond will have some form of representation in the book. So if you are a Brosnan, Wig, Buidhe, Nancy, Ben, Cud or a member of any other Brosnan branch, you are welcome to submit your family information or photos to North East Kerry Development Office at Crageens, Castleisland - near An Ríocht Athletic Club - between now and May 6th 2013, " said organising committee spokesperson Marie O'Sullivan.
All articles and photos will be scanned and returned immediately. Opening hours are 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday, early closing at 4.30pm on Friday. If you are unable to call to the office you can contact Kay Daly at 087 9940339 or Tom Brosnan 087 6185259 and arrangements will be made to assist with the collection of material.
"It is important that as much information as possible is made available to the committee. This will assist in their research to help the many descendants of emigrants from the 1800s and 1900s who are returning to their ancestral home for the festival. This is a once-off publication on the Brosnan Clan so don't be left out," said Ms. O'Sullivan.