The Gathering 2013

Let's Gather Our Memories to Share for the Future...

With over 70 million people worldwide claiming Irish Ancestry, The Gathering Ireland is an excuse to invite everyone home again. 2013 is the official year of The Gathering, it simply means during this year we call on family, friends and acquaintances to come and visit with us in our village, our towns and our country. We are opening the door to welcome you all home again and in doing so embrace you with a Céad Míle Fáilte.

Many may love to come but sadly for different reasons, many just won't be making that trip to the Emerald Isle this year. Here in Louisburgh & Killeen we want you to know that you are not forgotten. We can still share an embrace with you through the medium of technology.

Send us your little Scéal, your little story or memory, of your time in this pocket of God's beauty. What is the lasting image in your mind when you hear of Louisburgh in the county of Mayo, Ireland? Even better still, send us a photograph or video of your time here. Whatever the year brings, let it bring us closer together by sharing our stories and be content in the knowledge that we all have a common love for the village that stole our hearts.

What made Louisburgh shine was always it's people, and we have pride in the fact that no matter where you travel in life you can always call Louisburgh home. So get in touch with your roots and drop us a line, it will only take a few minutes, but what you share will continue to bring joy to many a soul for many a year to come.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.