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Halloween with the O'Dwyers

Floods, rain, submerged streets, overflowing river banks characterised the end of October and Halloween 2004, but in spite of the weather, Dwyers and friends from all over braved the elements and made their way to the Rectory House Hotel in Dundrum, Co. Tipperary for a Halloween evening of music, song, fun and celebration.


Visitors from Far and Near
As well as O'Dwyers from Tipperary, Limerick, Galway etc., we had one visitor form Canada. Tom O'Dwyer from Ontario saw the notice on the website and made his way to the home of his ancestors for the first time. Tom's great great grandfather emigrated from Tipperary in 1851 and started farming in Ontario. The original farm is still in O'Dwyer hands and last summer was host to a gathering of Canadian O'Dwyers.


Guest of Honour - Una O'Dwyer
Guest of honour for the evening was Una O'Dwyer who won another all Ireland camogie medal with Tipperary this year. Una is recognised, even now, as being one of the greats of the game. Having captained Tipperary to All-Ireland victory last year, Una gave an outstanding display at full back in this year's final and was an unanimous choice as player of the match. Una has also just been awarded the 2004 Texaco Sportstar Award for Camogie. It was a great honour to have her attend.


Music, Song, Recitation, Drama, Fancy Dress
Music, song, talking and dance were the order of the evening. We had musicians and singers, storytellers and recitations. The walls of Limerick went on until the small hours. Some brave souls went to the trouble of donning fancy dress for the night. We had witches, Indian princesses - a few cowboys came as well!. We even had an appearance by the long departed Bishop O'Dwyer of Limierick in full regalia.

All in all a wonderful night was had by all. And we would like to extend a special thanks to the proprietors and staff of The Rectory House Hotel for their generosity and hospitality on the night.




18th - 20th September
Bru Boru

Cashel, Co. Tipperary Ireland

"The O'Dwyer Diaspora"
A book featuring experiences and stories of O'Dwyer emigrants

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O'Dwyer DNA Project
The O'Dwyer DNA project is now up and running.
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