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.

Sláinte chuig na fir, agus go mairfidh na mná go deo!  (Health to the men and may the women live forever!)

Patrick J. Curtin
Clan Chief

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We would like to hear from you.

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Stories in last newsletter.

The Winter 2015 issue is now available.  Stories include:
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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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 Curtin Clan Gathering
Grand Island, New York

Additional photos are here.

Famine Memorial, Buffalo, New York Sept 2015

Two poems by Marian Quinlan Curtin

Cold November day
Marian Quinlan Curtin © Co Tipperary Eire 11/2015

 Wind and rain
Like a waterfall
Turning inside out 
There of no help at all
 And the rain is still falling 
Like a waterfall 
But there is a certain beauty 
A certain beauty 
To it all 

A sharp wind
From north to south It is defiantly 
Not a day
 For any person to be out

 The turf fire 
Looks inviting 
With a cup of tea 
Home made 
Brown bread 
Spread with jam 

A good book to read 
A love story 
Or a thriller
 Will it matter 
Electric lights 
On all day 
Because the day outside 
Is so wet and grey 
Well that’s the story 
On this November day 

Marian Quinlan Curtin © Co Tipperary Eire 11/2015

Scattered autumn leaves 
Across the lawn 
The lawn 
Now asleep 
For the winter months
 Cold and dark 
The sky grey
The colour of gloom
The birds feeding 
On the bird table 
Just staying long enough 
To fill there bellies 
Before taking shelter 
From the wind 
I am here thinking 
What a contrast 
In the seasons 

Cold dark 
Sharp and slippy 
Most of nature asleep 
The daffodil 
Swaying smiling 
At the harsh weather 
Tulips divine in colour 
Bringing a smile
To ones lips 
On a dull and cold day 

An awaking 
Of nature 
And growth 
Flowers smiling 
Grass looking greener
 Hedge rows alive 
With the sounds of spring
 Primroses and cowslips 
Starting to ready 
There selves for summer 

The cutting of silage 
Hay making 
Trips to the seaside 
Skies blue 
Its colour beautiful 
Swallows returning 
To spend time rearing their young 
Turf cutting 
And saving
Long carefree days 
Spent in one with nature 

Time to wind down 
At the turning of the season 
A season to reflect 
On things past 
Time to be in ones own company
Like with nature 
To get to know 
What one has to do 
To survive 
The winter months 

Curtins in the News

(Do you know someone who should be listed.  Send it to us)

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)

Seamus Curtin
 of New Zealand wins silver at Commonwealth Games. (9/22/2015)

Michael Curtin
honored by Williams College for work at D.C. Central Kitchens and speaks on fighting food insecurity and poverty. (9/22/2015) 

Major Matthew Curtin led Air National Guard Squadron in building project in Israel. (9/21/2015)

John Curtin
inspires a legacy of giving in Norwich, United Kingdom. (9/9/2015)

Shannon Curtin
inducted into Henderson State University Academy of Scholars.  (8/28/2015)

Matthew Curtin
's Photo - My View of the West England. (8/24/2015)

Melissa Curtin
named executive director of Anne Arundel County, Maryland Community Foundation (8/17/2015)

Why I Run - interview with Lynda Curtin (8/16/2015)

Willie Joe Curtin
(clan member) is part of the Community Alert System in Tournafulla, Ireland (8/10/2015)

Colin Curtin
is coach of basketball team that won a million dollars this weekend.  (8/5/2015)

Citibank's Pat Curtin takes on global custody role. (7/31/2015)

Catherine Curtin
brings the play "Steinbrenner" to Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York (7/30/2015)

Veronica Curtin
nominated as grandmother of the year in Jeersey, England. (7/23/2015)

Sara Curtin
releases second album "Michigan Lilium". (7/21/2015)

Donna Curtin
, owner Grace Auto Body in Cicero, New York, discusses leadership. (7/17/2015)

Comedian Jackson Curtin to perform at anti suicide benefit in Oklahoma. (7/16/2015)

Tommy Curtin
is assistant head of School at Holy Spirit Preparatory School (7/15/2015)

Golf tournament in Brockton, Massachusetts in memory of Lindsay Curtin (7/15/2015)

Brian Curtin
describes the best new golf gadgets and why you need them.  (7/9/2015)

The Shape I'm In: Judi Curtin, Author. (6/27/2015)

Ed Curtin named President of Mercyhurst Preparatory School in Erie, Pennsylvania (6/26/2015)

Christy Curtin named new West Clare Cathaoirleach. (6/26/2015)

Catherine Curtin talks her "Orange is the New Black." role. (6/26/2015)

Con Curtin Music Festival is this weekend.  The Brosna Ceila Band which includes several Cutins will open the Festival. (6/24/2015)

2002 hockey player Ronda Curtin is selected for University of Minnesota Hall of Fame. (6/23/2015)

Kathleen Curtin
's new book is"Madame Lune".(6/13/2015)

Listen to Sara Curtin's song "Summer" (6/11/2015)

Veronica Curtin
nominated for grandmother of the year in Jersey, England. (6/10/2015)

Charles Curtin
, age 10,  wins Hunterton, New Jersey Soap Box Derby. (6/9/2015)

Paul and Shannon Curtin
open Wharf 209 in Racine, Wisconsin (6/6/2015)

Pamela Curtin
's nature photography honors environmentalist Rachel Carson (5/1/2015)

Seamus Curtin
makes Commonwealth Youth Games team. (5/27/2015)

Eagle Ironworks at Curtin Village open for tours. (5/22/2015)

Kathi Curtin-Williams
is one of Peterborough, Ontario's heroines. (5/20/2015)

Gerald Curtin joins Sentient Science to deliver asset answers. (5/20/2015)

Kathleen Curtin
 has joined the Baltimore-based Maryland Humanities Council as its institutional giving manager.. (5/19/2015)

Curtins hope to succeed Curtins in Tyringham, Massachusetts elections (5/19/2015)  Election results 

Veronica Curtin
nominated for "Grandparent of the Year" in Jersey, England. (5/18/2015)

Alice Curtin
spends 20,000 pounds to attend weddings. 5/15/2015)

Richard Curtin
raises funds for charity as a drag queen in Dallas, Texas. (5/15/2015)

Dr. Ellen "Aileen" Curtin's first art exhibit recalls Irish heritage. (5/14/2015)

Kathleen Curtin
, PVBM, celebrated 60 years as a Presentation sister in San Francisco, CA. (5/13/2015)

Thomas Curtin
is president of Monroe Extingusher in Rochester, NY (5/11/2015)

Community aids disabled veteran Marine Corporal John Curtin (5/6/2015)

Sarah Curtin
named valedictorian of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy (5/5/2015)

Ruth Curtin
of St. Joseph's, Missouri celebrates her 88th birthday (4/29/2015)

Jennifer Curtin
promoted to general manager of the Homewood Suites Tampa/Brandon in Tampa, Florida (4/23/2015)

Peg Curtin
is celebrating her 100th birthday in Westerly, Rhode Island. (4/20/2015)

Ana Curtin
creates art work for Marblehead, Massachusetts Public School fundraiser. (4/20/2015)

Adrain Curtin
to open new Italian cafe, Alfresco!, in a tram in Plymouth, England (4/20/2015)

Marah Curtin
 founded Cents for Kids, an initiative focused on building financial literacy in children (4/18/2015)

Terry Curtin
hired at STX Entertainment, Hollywood, 
California as marketing executive.  (4/16/2015)

On April 1, Lincoln Horton and Colleen Curtin opened up their private law company — the Horton Village Law Group in Rancho Santa Fe. (4/12/2015)

Marian Quinlan Curtin
makes another appearance on the Tipperary Matters program on Irish TV (4/4/2015)

Edel Curtin
runs live music venue in Cork City.  (4/3/2015)