2013 – Irish PEN & “The Gathering”

19 Dec 2012

Dear Colleagues, and Friends of Irish PEN,

2013 has been designated the Year of “The Gathering”*** in Ireland.

To mark this year of celebration, Irish Pen is planning to hold a genealogy-based writing event in Dublin in May of 2013.

We at Irish PEN would be grateful if you would notify your members and, if possible, members of the Irish Diaspora in your community about this event.

Further information about The Gathering is available on www.thegatheringireland.com

Anyone interested in attending the Dublin genealogy-based event organised by Irish pen should contact Chris Murray at
or Ruth Long at

We look forward to hearing from you. In the meantime, Nollaig shona duit (Merry Christmas in Irish).

Kay Boland
Irish Pen

***A year of welcomes:
Throughout 2013, Ireland will open its arms to friends and family from all over the world, inviting them home to locally organised gatherings in villages, towns and cities.