Brophy clan reunites
- Roscrea to Crumlin

Brendan Brophy, presenting a plaque to John Lupton of the Abbey Hall Committee, in honour of his late father Pat Brophy (Knock, Roscrea, 1891-1961).
The Knock, Roscrea branch of the well known Brophy clan took place in Roscrea during the weekend of the 16th to the 18th of August.

The Knock, Roscrea branch of the well known Brophy clan took place in Roscrea during the weekend of the 16th to the 18th of August.

The launch was a successful occasion attended by family and friends in Roscrea Library.

The proceedings took place in a relaxed environment and to the background music of the Brophy Brothers Ceili Band. This recording for a 1970s Ceili House programmme on Radio Eireann was enjoyed by those in attendance as they viewed a presentation of photographs dealing with the musical travels of the band and its members.

The songwriter and poet Mai O’Higgins was identified as one of the people in a photograph from a shot taken in Dungarvan in 1957. Another photograph taken of Pat Brophy and his son Michael shows them playing their uilleann pipes in their home in Crumlin, Dublin, with the a visiting piper thought to be one of the Doherty’s. The Borrisokane connection in another photography showed a young Brendan Hogan complete with accordion joining the Brophy’s for a few tunes.