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CHRISTMAS MEMORIES I close my eyes to picture Christmas long ago
When as a child I built snowmen And made angles in the snow I can hear my father laughter And in my mind I can see the picture Of my mother Baking Christmas cake She was singing The songs of long ago The Christmas crib Had pride and place Above the shelf That stood the battery radio It was a crib Made of cardboard That would be folded with care And put away for the next Christmas The smell of plum pudding divine The chatter of my brothers and sisters As we all took turns To get heat from the Stanley range In our cottage kitchen Simpler times Simple memories No electricity in our home No phones No modern technology My trip back in time Brings joy to me As I look out On this dry November day In twenty and eighteen Looking forward to this Christmas The garden birds busy Eating the red berries on my holly bush I just finished filling A shoe box For the children in our locality To send to a child far away In another country The Christmas gift of giving is alive and well As this winter day passes It is wonderful to stop To remember so many Christmases Through the years With so many happy memories And yes some sad May you Christmas be blessed In so many way May your gifts Be the gift of love And the gift of giving Giving of your time Your listening ear Your kindness and understanding May your table be full But remember those who has less Those who may be lonely A minute of your time Is the most precious gift of all Have a wonderful and safe Christmas I hope Santa is good to you all May twenty and nineteen Be full of simple blessings And joy.

Marian Quinlan Curtin 


© 11/24/2018 

Register now for
11th Biennial Curtin Clan Gathering
April 11-14, 2019
Williamsburgh, VA

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ome to the
 Curtin Clan! 
Many of us enjoyed sitting around the table listening to stories from our grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents and cousins.  Many of those voices are now silent, yet our yearning to connect with the generations before us is still strong.  The Curtin Clan offers the opportunity to connect with stories that help us better understand our history.  

An important benefit of joining the Clan is connecting with Margaret Curtain, our genealogist.  She has collected a wealth of information from buying up thousands of documents for Curtin families worldwide since 1977. She is a founding member of the Clan, and was presented the insignia appointing her as a Companion of the Order of Clans of Ireland (CIOM) by the Irish vice counsel at the Chicago Gathering in June 2011. 


Another benefit is connecting with our DNA project coordinator, Dan Curtin. We have a number of Curtins who have participated and this will help expand your genealogy research.  We have quarterly newsletters and will have our next gathering in Williamsburg, Virginia in Spring 2019


 (Health to the men and may the women live forever!)

        Patrick J. Curtin
                Clan Chief

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Curtins in the News

5 recent favourites from mum, powerlifter and Irish home cook Yvonne (Curtin) Kinahan. Marian and David's daughter. (12/10/2018)

 John Curtin is the director of the film "Why the Jews". (12/9/2018)

Stephen Curtin, along with his wife, is the founder of the Sanctuary on Church Street, Ellsworth, Maine. (12/8/2018)

Check out Rowena Curtin's of Sydney, Australia blog. (12/5/2018)

Shane Curtin is recognized as an unsung hero of music in Limerick. (11/29/2018)

Emma Curtin has written a book about her home in Australia Angliss’ Arcadia: A short history of West Yarraville. (11/27/2018)

Gym owner Ted Curtin gives free membership to family without water in North Andover, Massachusetts. (11/27/2018)

Here are Dan Curtin's 5 childhood tracks he loves today. (11/23/2018)

Carolina Curtin is the chef in the
 new Bartaco’s in Boston, Massachusetts. 11/23/2018 

Peter Curtin of the Roadhouse Tavern in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland is brewing geer with herbs and not hops at the Burren Brewery. (11/12/2018)

Sean Curtin of Limerick is publishing his 18th annual photo album - A Stroll Down Memory Lane. (10/30/2019) 

Jim Curtin, coach of Philadelphia Union soccer team, is enjoying wins, family during teams renaissance. (10/19/2018)

Amanda Curtin profiles the paintings of Kathleen O'Connor  of Paris in West Australia. (10/8/2018)

Nicole Curtin is the only science teacher in the Long Lake, NY Central School District. (10/4/2018)

Richard Curtin is the entertainment director of Caven Enterprises in Dallas, Texas. (10/3/2018)

Michele Curtin has been hired as a full-time suicide prevention services coordinator in Herkimer County, New York. (10/1/2018)

Concert at Mercyhurst University, PA features the incredible husband-and-wife piano duo, Hyun Ju Curtin, D.M.A., and David Curtin, D.M.A. (9/19/2018)

Jennifer Curtin: The feminist political scientist mixing rugby with politics in New Zealand. (9/18/2018)

Kyle Curtin won the Lake Tahoo, CA 200 mile endurance race, finishing in less than 50 hours. (9/15/2018)

Novelist Amanda Curtin tackles the notion of legacy, trailblazing and the instability of the artistic lifestyle in her latest offering Being There – Kathleen O’Connor in Paris. (9/12/2018)

Stacey Curtin
is living on the streets of Cork in a tent. (9/10/2018)

Author claims Jane Curtin Is the most underrated comedy genius in America. 9/7/2018

Colin Curtin
Promoted to Special Assistant to the Head Coach at Hofstra University. (9/4/2018)

Sister Joan Curtin
To Address International Congress on Catechesis. (8/30/2018)

Wedding planner is making Skye Curtin's wedding plans come true in GA. (8/25/2018)

Patricia Curtin-Kelly
tells the story of Holy Trinity Church and Capuchin Order in Cork City. (8/24/2018)

NH couple
, Mike Curtin and Brooke Mangano conquers a bike ride of a lifetime. (8/24/2108)

Will Curtin
loses weight to fulfil his fire ambition in Suffolk, England. (8/19/2018)

Sean Curtin
, of Limerick, the author/photographer of Limerick, A Stroll Down Memory Lane series, gives a short autobiographical sketch. (8/5/2018). 

Eli Curtin was in hospital for the first 115 days of his life, a journey with many bumps. (8/5/2018)

Eileen Curtin is the Town of Andover, Connecticut's new tax collector. (7/31/2018)

Health issues nearly kept Connor Curtin from attending MLB Baseball All-Star event in Washington, DC (7/21/2018)

Insurance and reinsurance broker Miller of London, England has appointed Ian Curtin as Head of its Energy Construction team 

Pivot Point Consulting in Nashville, TN, a Vaco Company has appointed Matt Curtin as Director, Business Development – Advisory Services. (7/16/2018)

Ronda Curtin Engelhardt Named Minnesota Whitecaps' Co-Head Coach - professional women's hockey league. (7/12/2018)

Julie Curtin
Winning Her First Derby On A 7-Year-Old Horse. (7/7/2018)

Suzie Curtin has spent 54 years with National Health Service in England. (7/6/2018)

21 year John P. "Jack" Curtin of Litchfield, MA wrote and published 4 children's books. (7/3/018)

Former New York chef, Nick Curtin, brings a taste of America to Copenhagen, Denmark. (6/26/2018)

Christine Curtin
is the director of the Chicago office of Uproar, a PR firm. (6/19/2018)

Nancy Curtin to retire after 44 years at the Port Washington, NY library, 24 as director. (6/13/2018)

Details of the Con Curtin annual music fest in Brosna, County Kerry are posted, (6/12/2018)

Jennifer Curtin has climbed the corporate ladder at Wells Fargo from bank teller to branch manager and recruiter. (6/11/2018)

Sean Curtin is one of the co-authors of "A History of Limerick Schoolboy Soccer 1931-2000". (6/11/2018)

Tom Curtin has been elected secretary of the Fairfax County, Virginia Republican Party. (6/4/2018) 

Veronica Curtin, a 1996 All-Ireland winner and Galway’s scorer-in-chief for nearly two decades, came out first in the final poll.  (6/1/2018)

Hamden, CT Kevin Curtin's interview program puts focus on world of music. (6/1/2018)

Edel Curtin is from Mitchelstown, and is a publican/promoter/booker at Coughlans Bar in Cork. (6/1/2018)

Veronica Curtin is one of 4 finalist as Galway's greatest camogie player.  Vote here.  (5/31/2018)

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) in the United Kingdom has named Claire Curtin as head of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG). (5/24/2018)

Mary Curtin named Mayor of Merton, England. (5/21/2018)

Mackenzie Curtin, a Wayland-Cohocton, NY Student, Accepted into US Military Academy at West Point. (5/16/2018) 2nd article

Drew Curtin, of Canton, a senior at Boston College High School, won first prize at the 46th annual Classics Day at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. (11/15/2018)

Riley Curtin
, Boston College, from Malvern, PA is a 

finalist for Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company's 4th Annual Life of Significance Award. (5/10/2018)

Jack Curtin, chairman of the 2018 U.S. Open Golf championship in Southampton, NY. (5/10/2018)

Civil War Days will be held at Curtin Village at Eagle Ironworks, Howard, PA. 5/10/2018

Haley Curtin is graduating from Harvard University in 3 years and will work next year on a South Dakota indian reservation. (5/7/2018)

Aaron Curtin, University of California Davis Bicycle Program Coordinator. (5/4/2018)

Photos, maps and news from Curtin, Oregon. (4/26/2018)

Connie Curtin and her husband mix and sell waffle ingredients that are not only gluten free, but low-glycemic and all organic in Maine.  (4/26/2018)  

Kevin Curtin 
builds New England fieldstone walls. (4/22/2018)

Curtin’s Confections has a 
coterie of vibrant cake pops for Cinco de Mayo in South Sacramento, CA. (4/23/2018) 

Kerryann Curtin
 needs help with bunnies in Las Vegas, NV. (4/19/2018)

Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, MD President, Melissa Curtin,to step down in June. (4/19/2018)

Kiwi teen Seamus Curtin is a jack of all trades and is eyeing up the chance to represent New Zealand on the international stage in lawn bowls. (4/17/2018)

Father John J. Curtin was 1st resident pastor in Augusta, Maine in 1836. (4/13/2018)

The Roland Curtin Foundation’s Curtin Village, PA Civil War Days have been scheduled for June 16 and 17. (4/13/2018)

After rocking Rockchapel, Denis Curtin and band mates play the Millennium Centre in Caherconlish. (4/6/2018)

15 years after NJ's first Iraq combat death, Michael Curtin, a family's grief endures. (3/29/2018)

Haley Catherine Curtin's acceptance and graduation from Harvard College is a lifelong dream. (3/26/2018)

David and Ann Marie Curtin were Grand Marshals for St. Patrick's 
day parade in Bridgeport, CT and bio. 3/23/2018)

                              Fairfield Citizen

Edel Curtin is helping lead a rejuvenation of Douglas Street in Cork City. (3/23/2018)

Thomas Curtin
, law firm founder and former 
New Jersey State Bar President, is closing his law firm and moving to the McElroy Deutsch firm. (3/19/2018)

Daniel Curtin, 69, of Carmichael, has been reappointed to the California Water Commission, where he has served since 2010. (3/16/2018)

Jack Curtin's idea bringing Meadville, PS community together for Grand Leprechaun contest. (3/13/2018)

Brian Curtin has been named the new curator and director of Sàn Art, a nonprofit based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (3/12/2018)

The Rockchapel-based comhaltas group Ceoltoiri Sliabh Luchra will present the music of local musicians Dave Dan Curtin of Rockchapel, his father Dan Curtin and their neighbour Dave Leahy of Mountcollins, who died in 1907 at Bruach na Carraige Rockchapel. (3/10/2018)

Bill Curtin
has built BPD Washhouse into a product development hub, testing ground and training center for denim and non-denim brands, designers, retailers and startups in New Jersey. (3/8/2018)

Mary Curtin
, Senior Vice President of Administration at 4imprint, was honored at the inaugural Great Place to Work® For All™ Leadership Awards. (3/8/2018)

Patrick Curtin
is now the director of the Orleans Senior Center in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. (2/27/2018)

Kit Curtin
supports her passion of protecting manatee and their habitat by waiting tables. (2/23/2018)

Lisa Curtin
walked away with a silver medal after representing England in the U15 European Badminton Championships. (2/21/2018)

Don Curtin
 has been promoted to Director of Broadcast Operations at ABC 6 in Rhode Island. (2/21/2018).

Montana's Blackfoot Challenge has announced that Charles Curtin has been selected as the organization's next Executive Director. (2/15/2018)

Kim Ann Curtin is the author of Transforming Wall Street: A Conscious Path for a New Future and the Founder of The Wall Street Coach. (2/15/2018)

Garbiel Curtin’s
childhood fascination with the building and its vast history led him to curate a three-day exhibition held within the Beechworth, Australia prison’s walls. (2/10/2018)

Tom Curtin
founder and chairman emeritus, CRC Group is the 2018 IICF Philanthropic Honoree in Texas. (2/8/2018)

Reporter Kelly Curtin tells how to survive an attack and how to fight back - Syracuse, NY. (2/5/2018)

Our clan genealogist, Margaret Curtain, and her sister  learned the history of New Zealand miners in World War One and their great grandfather. (2/4/2018), 

Sarah Curtin is a graduate student studying accounting, and in charge of overseeing QuickBooks and computer literacy courses for the LIFT Program in Alabama. (2/4/2018)

Matt Curtin
is new employee at Storis of New Jersey.(2/3/2018)

Remembrance of Cornelius Curtin, Madera, CA, on 100th anniversary of his death. (2/3/2018)

Davis, CA Blue Devil athlete of the week is Aaron Curtin. (1/31/2018)

Kim Curtin Ryan
, a mother of 1, urges women to be vigilant for cervical cancer. (1/30/2018)

Letter honoring Peg Curtin's service to New London, CT. (1/23/2018)

Shauna Curtin, who most recently spent time as the assistant deputy minister of Manitoba Justice, has been appointed secretary of the Winnipeg, Canada Police Board. (1/23/2018)

UPM Pharmaceuticals appoints Chris Curtin as Chief Operating Officer. (1/20/2018)

Development Counsellors International has named Julie Curtin president, economic development. (12/20/2018)

Beverly Theresa Curtin
remembers the last 50 years. (1/12/2018)

Here is a great article about Judi Curtin, the children's book writer. Her father is in the Clan's dna project. (1/6/2018)

Matt Curtin is co-founder of the Sing Sing Brewery in Ossining, NY. (1/3/2018)