Thursday, 9 May, 2019
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Clan Gathering Treinfhir Monaghan

Treinfhir Gathering May 9th to 12th, 2019

Schedule of events

Thursday May 9th

10am; Golf Tournament

Rossmore Golf Club, Monaghan

5-7pm; Registration

Westenra Hotel, Monaghan

7-10pm; Welcome event;

An introduction to the clan with music and a ceilidh

Westenra Hotel

Friday May 10th

10am-Midday, Monaghan Harps GAA

“Divided destinies; the lives and adventures of two Thomas Trenors”

Kieran Owens, Family History researcher

“The culture and heritage of North Monaghan”

Shirley Clerkin, Heritage Officer, Monaghan Council

“Joseph Traynor and Bloody Sunday”

Michael Nelson, Nephew

Saturday 11th May

10am-midday; Monaghan Harps

“Ancient Treinfhir DNA and the  St Macartan connection”

John Traynor, Part-time Genealogist, New Orleans

“Introduction to Genealogy and the Treinfhirs”

Maurice Moriarty, Local Genealogist


Bus tour of the Treinfhir Homelands

Leaves Monaghan Harps GAA

  • Lunch in Blackwater Valley Centre
  • This includes Errigal old graveyard, St Patrick’s Chair & Well and St Macartan’s Church, Clogher
  • Exhibition of GAA games and evening meal, St Mellan’s GAA complex
  • Bus return to Monaghan town


  • Bus tour to Ancient Clones

Meet at Monaghan Harps GAA complex at 12.30pm

  • Guided walk of Bragan mountain

Meet at Monaghan Harps GAA complex at 1pm

  • Guided cycling tour of Glaslough

Meet at Monaghan Harps GAA complex at 2pm

  • Walking Tour of Monaghan

Meet at Monaghan Harps GAA at 2.30pm

Sunday 12th May


Tree planting hosted by Rotary Club

Rotary Garden, Monaghan


“Where do we go from here?”

Clan discussion, Market House Monaghan


Farewell Dinner

Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan

On Thursday and Friday, the Market House will host an exhibition of artefacts and information which would be of interest to Clan members. This includes biographies of lives of some notable Treinfhirs.

The artist, Christine Trainor from Prince Edward Island, Canada will have some of her work on display in the same location for the duration of the event.

There will be other brief talks taking place at other times during the weekend, and clan members will be advised of these as they occur.

Monaghan County Library are supportive of the gathering and welcome individuals who wish to research their Monaghan roots to visit the library in Monaghan town or Clones during their stay.

For registration and details of costs, email Noel at or phone 085 787 3363