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Christmas poem from Marion

The wilderness A forest Like I never before seen Christmas trees dancing Merrily To the sound of jingle bells A herd of reindeer Munching on leaves and grasses Two squirrels running around With what looked like a sleigh Am I dreaming? Is what I am seeing true Is it just a figment of my imagination? Because it’s Christmastime All across the nation Santa Clause Is picking snowbells The smell of Christmas pie Mrs Clause is singing nearby Do they know? Its Christmas time at all Snow is falling Mistletoe and wine O’ the holly bush Where a robin stands Singing Away in a manger No crib for a bed A rainbow Reaches the North Pole Reflecting a picture of The elves busy in Santa workshop Making toys For the girls and boys A little bird The wren Carrying a silver star Children making angels in the snow A forest full of Christmas wonders Marian Quinlan Curtin © 17/12/2016 21:06:48 I Hope everyone has a Wonderful Christmas Marian



Stories from the latest newsletter December 2016.
  
Gathering Program
Ennis Expectations
Irish Language Lesson
Touching History in Cork City
Peter Curtin - Roadside Tavern
and several more

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Here's a Curtin stylus and pen set.
The stylus is embossed with the Curtin name and crest. The stylus has a built in flashlight and a handy end for use with Ipads and touchcreens.  It comes in a display box. A Curtin Crest pin comes with the stylus. 


 


The gift set is US$10.00 or 10.00 euros.  
 
Orders can be sent to curtinclan@gmail.com using Paypal or directly to Jo-Anne Wylie, 1683 C Maple Road, Williamsville, NY 14221.  Checks should made out to Curtin Clan.

Curtin Cookbook -Stories, photos and recipes

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In United States or Canada, send a check or money order in the amount of $15.00 US dollars (includes postage) to: Jo-Anne Wylie, 1683 C Maple Road, Williamsville, NY 14221

In Ireland, contact Marian Q. Curtin at marianqcurtin@eircom.net.  
The cost including postage is 16 euros




The 2015 Curtin Clan Gathering
Grand Island, New York

Additional photos are here.



Famine Memorial, Buffalo, New York Sept 2015




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elc
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 Ireland in Spring 2017.

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

                                Patrick J. Curtin
                                         Clan Chief




Frank Curtin, RIP
Frank Curtin former Curtin Clan Vice Chief and Director for many years died on April 13, 2016.

Frank was born in Glenlara, Newmarket, County Cork and was raised in nearby Meelin. He served in the Army and was a detective in the Police Force later in his career. Before his illness he had retired to Freemount, County Cork. He will be greatly missed!!!




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Curtins in the News

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Perth, Australia writer Amanda Curtin has just released a new novel -Elemental. (1/17/2017)


Anna Curtin describes her experience with recent earthquake in Northern Territory, Australia. (1/17/2017)


Beth Curtin has joined Seamen's Bank, Cape Cod, MA,  as vice president of commercial lending. (1/11/2017)


Wales Air Ambulance medic Rhyan Curtin honored. (1/10/2017)


T. J. Curtin carries on the 80 year family tradition of raising Angus cattle on their Illinois farm. (12/27/2016)

John Curtin uses horses to provide life-saving antivenom for pets in Australia. (12/18/2016)

Tom Curtin
, retired Concord-Carlisle High School guidance counselor and former chair of the Concord-Nanae Network, was awarded a high honor by the government of Japan: the Order of the Rising Sun with Gold and Silver Rays. (12/15/2016)


Black Dyke's Gary Curtin will move from Queensbury to Sandbach, England to fill the solo 
euphonium vacancy
. (12/5/2016) more info (12/6/2016)

 
 Christmas Traditions at Judi Curtin's house. (12/2/2016)

120 acres are being added to the Curtin Timber Wildlife area in Woodbury, Iowa. (12/1/2016)

William Curtin is 
Loyola University's, Chicago, Il. Director of Environmental Services. (12/1/2016)

Curtin Springs Station, Australia, is a
 working cattle station with quirky chalets, classic outback bar and plenty of history. (11/28/2016)

Eagle Scout Troye Curtin Helps Local Animal Rescue Group in NorthCarolina . (11/28/2016)


Interesting story about how the prosecution of saloonkeeper John Curtin in 1887 lead to the combining of Washington DC and Georgetown. (11/20/2016) 

Dan Curtin
 is revisiting his roots in house music with Purveyors of Fine Funk. (11/11/2016)


Á
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Curtin writes in her blog about leaving home (Rockchapel, Ireland to Belgium) for the first time. (11/8/2016)

Pat Curtin
moves east to Saratoga, NY as a driver/trainer of horses. (11/7/2016)

Jerry Curtin
tells how his company cultivates a healthy workplace in Wisconsin. (11/4/2016)

Nancy Curtin
is one of Top Women in Family Offices & Wealth Management. (11/1/2016)


Susan Curtin
 of Norwell, MA has been named as the new director of the Norwell Council on Aging. (10/27/2016)


Sean Curtin has published his photo book: Limerick - A Stroll Down Memory Lane.(10/22/2016)


Dr. Ronan Curtin,Cardiologist, Speaks At Cork Celebrations of Saint Luke’s Day. (10/22/2016)


Thomas Curtin is a paranormal investigator and researcher in Ohio. (10/17/2016)


William J. Curtin III is the global head of the mergers and acquisitions practice at Hogan Lovells in London, New York and Washington, D.C.  (10/17/2016)


Mary Curtin, from County Limerick, will battle it out on Wednesday for the title of Unislimmer of The Year after dropping five dress sizes.


Luthier Joseph Curtin Leads the Violin World’s Politest Revolution. (10/8/2016)


Christopher Curtin has joined Everest Insurance asvice president and head of Excess & Surplus (E&S) Property in Boston, Ma. (10/6/2016). 

Twins Cara and Lauren Curtin of California have signed pro contracts to play soccer in Switzerland. (10/2/2016)

Holly Curtin offers free beauty treatments to women undergoing cancer treatment in Sonoma, CA. (10/1/2016)

Tucker Curtin
is opening a new restaurant in a boat (seats six) in Buffalo, NY and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. (9/30/2016)

Seamus Curtin appointed head boy at Holyrood Academy, Chard, UK. (9/29/2016)

Nancy Curtin
honored for her library service in Port Washington, NY. (9/28/2016)

Farming is at a crossroads in Ireland, says climate expert Joseph Curtin.  (9/27/2016)

Terrence Curtin named president of TS Connectivity. (9/20/2016)

Judge Julie (Allen) Cecile talks about parenting, work, and growing up in Syracuse, NY. (9/17/2016)  Julie is the granddaughter of Katherine (Curtin) Devoy of Syracuse, NY.

Mike Curtin
takes leftovers to feed the poor in Washington, DC. (9/14/2016)

Dr. Tom Curtin, long a guidance counselor at Concord-Carlisle High School, received an official commendation Sept. 10 from the Japanese government. (9/12/2016)


Massachusetts woman, Maureen Curtin, to be honored as a hero for coming to the aid of sheriff. (9/8/2016)

Melinda Curtin
commissioned to paint the spirit of Ithaca, NY in 26 images - the alphabet. (9/7/2016)

New boutique opened in Waimea, Hawaii by Jody Curtin. (9/3/2016)

Irish children's book author, Judi Curtin, latest book is Time after Time. (9/2/2016)

Mike Curtin
raises rescued exotic animals in New Jersey. (8/31/2016)

Darragh Curtin of Brosna - All Ireland Fiddle Champion. Youtube Video. (8/28/2016)

72 year old Geraldine Curtin is retiring as owner of the 80 year old Greenpoint Irish Pub in New York City. (8/24/2016) 

Fire heavily damages Curtin's Burren Smokehouse in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland. (8/21/2016)

Don Curtin
named promotions director at TV station WLNE in Rhode Island (8/19/2016)

Emer Curtin
is participating in Irish Girls' Guides toughest challenge. (8/13/2016)

Eric Curtin
has turned tweets into legal tender. (8/5/2016)

New York City Police Department has a bomb-sniffing dog named Curtin. (8/2/2016).

David Curtin, Dean of Students at Bremen High School, Chicago, Illinois, is an ultra marathoner - 100 miles. (8/2/2016)

Barbara Curtin teaches cooking classes at Share House in Portland, Oregon. (8/1/2016)

Latrobe native Pam Curtin's passions collide as intern with Smithsonian museum. (7/25/2016)


Jennifer Curtin is a runner, qualified for Boston Marathon. (7/22/2016)

Curtin twins of California to play professional soccer in Europe. (7/19/2016)

Here's a great review of Erin and Tucker Curtin's restaurant in Buffalo, NY - The Steer. (7/15/2016.

New books explore the life and times of John Curtin, WW II prime minister of Australia. (7/15/2016)

Aaron Curtin
is project coordinator for Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates’ bike valet service—and a bike valet himself. (7/11/2016)


Salisbury University’s Town-Gown Council (Maryland) honored Jason Curtin, assistant vice president for alumni relations and development and deputy director of the SU Foundation, Inc., for “diligently working to strengthen University and community relations." (7/11/2016)

Father Tim Curtin is to continue as Parish Priest of Coolcappa/ Kilcolman and ministering in the Pastoral Area of Tobar Phádraigh/ Knockpatrick. (7/8/2016)


Andrew Curtin
named Director of 
Standard Life Investments Liquidity Fund Plc (Ireland). (7/4/2016)


Golf Tournament to honor Brockton, MA "Angel" Lindsay Curtin. (7/1/2016)