A New Year Poem
by Marian Quinlan Curtin
For a forever sleep
In the pages
Every so often
By history buffs
Was it a good year?
Or a bad one
Was it like other years?
Has to decide
About the year
About to go into its
Was important to them
With wonderful events
With joy in everyday
Be it good or bad
As is life
It has it treasures
And for some
Not for all
But looking back
As the year
Closes its eyes
Island of Ireland
Is under water
Storm after storm
Angry and crying
In our outlook
As I say
A new year
In the joy of living
Each day of
Twenty - Sixteen
Happy New Year
Marian Quinlan Curtin ©
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Welcome 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.
The Curtin Clan Gathering
Grand Island, New York
Additional photos are here.
Famine Memorial, Buffalo, New York Sept 2015
Do you have a question, a story?
Stories from newsletter.
Gathering - Tentative Program
Remarkable Uncle Charlie
Marian's visit to Dublin to see Ireland's President
John Curtin - SailMaker
Curtin Sports Stars
Things to do in Buffalo Area
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Curtins in the News
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Elemental is the title of book by Amanda Curtin about a red hair girl in the Orkney Islands. (2/8/2016)
Tribute to Jack "Monk" Curtin, Auburn, NY softball legend - part 1. (1/18/2016) Part 2 (1/31/2016)
Dennis Curtin of Plattsburgh, NY donated his classic 1965 Ford Mustang for family center raffle. (1/30/2016)
Mike Curtin of Rochester, NY is head athletic trainer at University of Alaska - Fairbanks. (1/29/2016)
Pat Curtin, CEO of Shamrock Boats, is opening a new boat factory in Thomasville, Georgia. (1/26/2016)
Dr. Leah Curtin discusses "Morals, Ethics and Nursing" in radio interview. (1/22/2016)
Donna Curtin of Syracuse, NY drives rare Studebaker car. (1/21/2016)
Troy Curtin is in sales and customer service for Nelson and Pade, an aquaponics farm in Wisconsin. (1/12/2016)
Gillian Cooper-Curtin is author and historian of the Kapunda, Australia RSL. (1/10/2016)
Dr. Kevin A. Curtin, assistant professor of counseling, contributed a chapter to the recently released “Group Experts Share Their Favorite Activities for Supervision.” (1/10/2016)
First grader Caden Curtin is donating proceeds of her published book to help classmate's fight for life. (1/10/2016)
Aisling Curtin, a psychologist, writes about 5 questions to ask yourself as you ring in the new year (12/31/2015)
Retired builder Howard Curtin develops new craft with commodes. (12/28/2015)
Former Kerry footballer Patrick Curtin suffered serious head injuries in a car accident in Central America. (12/27/2015)
Sean Curtin authors "Limerick - A Stroll Down Memory's Lane" 12/11/2015
John Curtin, Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development at Paul Hemmer Company, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky. (11/30/2015)
Thomas Curtin is a fierce competitor for Virginia Tech Cross Country. (11/12/2015)
William Curtin elected to Ramsey, New Jersey Board of Education. (11/12/2015)
Cheri Curtin is leaving PATH after 10 years as Executive Director. (11/10/2015)
Kathi Curtin-Williams of Peterborough, Ontario honored for her volunteerism by Fleming College. (11/10/2015)
Jim Curtin named director of research at Gray Television. (11/10/2015)
Lt. Colonel (retired) John Curtin spoke at the Ceremony of Remembrance in Olney, United Kingdom. (11/9/2015)
Deborah Curtin is signing copies of her new book about US Marines, "Today is the Day" imn Londonderry, New Hampshire. (11/9/2015)
Visa's Chief Innovation Officer Chris Curtin comments on the possibilities of mobile payments (10/7/2015)
Kathleen Curtin explores the underbelly of Paris with her new book "Madame Luna"/ (11/5/2014)
Virginia Tech cross country runner Thomas Curtin was named the NCAA Division I Men’s National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. (11/4/2015)
Donna Curtin named Executive Director of Pilgrim Society and Pilgrim Hall Museum in Massachusetts. (11/4/2015)
Rev. Jim Curtin is organizing healing mass for victims of PTSD in Lockport, Illinois. (10/29/2015)
Julie Curtin will devise marketing plan for Northern Colorado region. (10/29/2015)
Deputy Attorney General Christopher Curtin,is the Delaware state’s ombudsman. (10/25/2015)
Loretta Curtin of Melbourne, Australia is helping to improve the lives of disadvantaged people through her social enterprise Good Cycles. (10/21/2015)
Rev. Anne Curtin is receiving the domestic violence coordinated community response award in Troy, NY. (10/16/2015)
Fiona Curtin nominated as finalist for Irish Marketer of the Year. (10/15/2015)
Pippa Curtin is the voice and influence practitioner at the Young People's Support Services in Grimsby, United Kingdom (10/15/2015)
Brian Curtin is restaurant and golf club manager at Wading River, New York course. (10/14/2015)
Dr. Agnes Anne Curtin, MD, is one of the Etobicoke, Canada Hall of Fame’s initial roster of inductees. (10/14/2015)
Author Judi Curtin is interviewed in Listowel, Ireland. (10/12/2015)
Professor Tara Curtin to speak about mercury in New York State's Finger Lakes. (10/6/2015)
Maryland school teacher, Ann Curtin, publishes first book, Dreamcatcher. (10/3/2015)
Connecticut newspaper tells the stories of men killed in Vietnam including John G. Curtin. (10/3/2015)