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Second International McGinley Clan Gathering
July 28th-August 3rd 2014
Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland
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WEDNESDAY, 30th JULY, 2014.
MCGINLEY CLAN GOLF TOURNAMENT
As part of the McGinley clan gathering, Dunfanaghy Golf Course will host a special golf event in honour of the McGinley clan. This is a very special course as it sits in the heart of McGinley territory aand has a long McGinley tradition. Dunfanaghy Golf Course is an 18-hole true links course laid out in 1905 by six times winner of the British Open, Mr Harry Vardon. It is situated 20 miles north west of Letterkenny on the N56. The course has views second to none.
In the clubhouse you will see pictures of Ryder Cup hero Paul McGinley, who was a member of the club and now an honouree member.
The event is open to McGinleys worldwide, those who have some McGinley heritage (no matter what your surname), those who wish to be a McGinley, and anyone else!
Calendar of events to follow.
John McGinley Coaches have kindly offered one of their luxury coaches for a one day trip to historical sites associated with McGinley Clan. This proved to be one of the highlights of the last McGinley Clan Gathering and we are happy to repeat this again. The date for the coach trip will be made known closer to the gathering.
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Gathering will be based at the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny.
The hotel has kindly offered us an office for the duration of our
gathering. This office will work as our 'central base' for the benefit
of all visitors to the clan gathering. The hotel is centrally located
and offers first class accomodation and facilities. We hope that as
many of you as possible will book your stay at the hotel or frequent
its excellent restaurant and bar during your stay.
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If your surname is McGinley, or any of its variants, we hope that this website will be of help and interest to you. The main aims of this website is to give those of the surname McGinley (and its many variants) information regarding the origins and history of the clan along with some general information about the lifestyle and culture of the clan before they were dispersed around the world. The other main aim is as an 'Information Board' for McGinleys around the world to connect with each other and to help each other in developing their family trees etc. This history is the history of the surname McGinley, a small clan who originate in the north of Co.Donegal, Ireland. Other spellings include:
Mag Fhionnaile, Mag Fhionnghaile, Gainley, McGeanely, McGeanly, McGeenley, Geenley, McGenley, Genley, McGennell, Gennell, M'Gennely, McGennelly, Gennelly, McGennowlie, McGhinly, McGhunly, McGienley, McGilnay, McGimbley, McGimby, McGimlay, Gimlay, McGimley, Gimley, McGimly, McGinaly, Ginaly, McGindlay, Gindlay, McGindley, Gindley, McGindle, McGingley, Gingley, McGinlaey, MacGinlay, McGinlay, Ginlay, McGinleay, MacGinley, Ginley, MacGinly, McGinly, Ginly, McGinnally, Ginnally, McGinnaly, Ginnaly, Ginneley, McGinnell, Ginnell, MacGinnelly, McGinnelly, Ginnelly, MacGinnely, McGinnely, Ginnely, McGinnery, Ginnery, McGundle, McGuindlay, Guindlay, McGuindle, McGuindley, Guindley, McGuinlay, Guinlay, McGuinley, Guinley, McGuinnell, Gumelly, McGumlay, Gumlay, McGumley, Gumley, McGunlay, Gunlay, McGunley, Gunley, McGunly, Gunly, McGynley, McGynnillye, McKinlay, McKinley, Magenelly, Magenley, Magennelly, Maginally, Maginlay, Maginley, Maginly, Meginelly, Meginlay, Meginley, Meginly, Weginley
For many years now, it has been felt important among those surnamed McGinley (and its varients), that an authorative history of the clan be written and recorded. While many gifted genealogists and historians have written short pieces on the clan, nothing of great length or value has been put into print, until now. This project, covering many years of research, is officially approved by the clan itself. It is indeed surprising that a surname so numerous in the north west of Ireland has not, until now, been properly documented. They say that it's the quiet ones that you should watch, and that certainly pertains to the McGinley Clan. Throughout history the McGinleys have made their mark, both in Ireland and in America, in a very quiet, laid back and unassuming way. The McGinleys have many achievements, most of which are overlooked today. The McGinley name has made a difference to the lives of many without asking for a 'pat on the back'.
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