If you go to Ireland for The Gathering 2013

If you go . . .

What to do

The People’s Parade

Dublin, March 17 

If you fancy making history while you sightsee, for the first time Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Festival is offering 8,000 people worldwide the chance to march in its annual parade through the city. Apply online at www.thegatheringire

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann


Derry, Northern Ireland

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Aug. 11-18 

Ireland’s largest cultural festival in 2013 takes to the stage in Derry, already in the spotlight as the UK City of Culture. Expect lively traditional “sessions” as well as a Celtic gathering of Scottish and Nova Scotian

Gallagher Clan Global

Donegal, Sept. 6  

This family reunion will center in the Gaeltacht village of Gortahork and is one of scores of ancestral events organized for roots tracers and genealogy buffs.

Inviting the World for Tea


Limerick, Sept. 14 

The banks of the River Shannon will be offering a celebratory blend of all matters Earl Grey and Irish breakfast with the event attempting a record-breaking tea dance.

The Mythical Island Workshop

Inishmore and Clare Island

July 5-12 

An island-hopping retreat for


lovers of writing, myths, music, and yoga journeys across some of the nation’s most mystical outcrops. $3,100 for eight days, all-inclusive.


For more on all the above events, visit www.thegathering