The Gleeson clan gathering at Silvermines gets underway this Friday, with hundreds of people descending on the area to discuss and learn about their family roots. The organisers have a range of tours lined up and everybody is welcome. There will also be an opportunity to have your Gleeson DNA checked out with DNA testing at the gathering costing €62 and €115, depending on the test. The organisers say they need more men to take the test to help the determine where the Gleesons came from and which ancient Irish genealogies they tie into. There are at least four distinct Gleeson groups genetically, and the organisers are expecting a whole lot more.
For gathering details, see gleesongathering.blogspot.ie