By Tom Horan
The Kelly Clan Association will hold its 2013 Gathering in Dundrum House on 17, 18, and 19 May, 2013. Non-members are welcome to attend the event which will discuss all things Kelly; from a presentation on Kelly DNA patterns, to a scenic bus tour of Moyglass, birthplace of Ned Kelly’s father, John “Red” Kelly. The full itinerary of events consists of a mass celebrated Rt Rev. Celsus Kelly, a discussion of Kelly DNA with Aidan Kelly , including the DNA retrieved from Ned Kelly’s own bones, the tour of the Moyglass area, and a gala dinner. The gathering will be concluded on Sunday with a second mass, and an address by the Kelly Association’s president Dom Celsus Kelly. Registration and payment of subscriptions can be done at the beginning of the weekend, on Friday 17 May from 2pm onwards. The cost for the Gathering, including two lunches, dinner, entertainment and bus tour is €115. However you will only pay €100 if you book and pay before 1 May 2013. The cost of the hotel is €129 per person for 2 nights b & b (sharing) which includes dinner on the Friday night and should be booked through the hotel. B&B’s are also available.