Stories from the latest newsletter September 2016.
Gathering Plans
Irish Famine Memorial
Detective Patrick J. Curtin
Touching History in Cork City
Updates to Clan website
and several more

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Latest poem from Marion (Sept. 2016).

My village
My village is my home
Where my heart flutters
When I pass through
Colours divine
To ones eyes
Mural on the side
Of a wall in the local school
Where laughter can be heard
On a dull winters day
The mural
Looking at nature
Vibrant and it takes you into its core
The church stands proudly
Down chapel lane
We all pass it on the way
To the GAA pitch
And when dropping the children
Of at school
The community hall
Where my parents danced way back
In another time and year
Fleadh Cheoil held there
Someone will
Remember the year
The local cemetery
Standing at the top
Looking beautiful
As the sun shines
Our Lady’s Grotto
A seat to sit
In quite reflection
At its end
As you head for Templemore
A park
The colours
Jump out at you
And makes you remember
Nature is beautiful
And to respect it
As you pass the
Medical centre
Look to your left
The churn reminds me
Of the many lifts to school
When a neighbour
Was taking milk to the creamery
All this wonder
Dose not happen on its own
It is the work
Of volunteers
And the people
Who live in Templetuohy
That all help
To make it a place
Of beauty called Home
Marian Quinlan Curtin © Wednesday, 23 July 2016

Do you want an unique gift for that Curtin in your family?

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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Registration and hotel info is here.

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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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)