The Council have been finalising the route for the tour under the guidance of Dr Des Kelly and his sub-committee, who incidentally are doing great work in the planning of the 2015 Gathering. The Council met recently at the Aughrim Interpretive Centre to discuss more arrangements.
The tour will now commence at 11.30am using a double decker bus which in itself will be a talking point. Des will be our tour guide using his vast store of local knowledge. The tour will include visits to Burrishoole Abbey; St Patrick’s Church in Westport with an opportunity to view the Harry Clarke windows; Westport House, which has very strong Kelly connections; lunch at Mulranny Hotel. Des will be commenting during the trip on the history of Newport House and O’Carolin. The programme is fairly full but there will be ample opportunities for photographs, questions etc.