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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New 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

There are just a handful left.  Have you gotten yours?

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

Registration and hotel info is here.

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.

 (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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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)

Liz and Jess Arrindell (Curtin descendents) are expanding their business, Luscious Locks and Lashes, in Shelton, CT. (6/30/2016)

Midwife Cath Curtin advocates for controlled crying for babies. (6/27/2016

Virgina Tech runner Thomas Curtin will compete at Olympic trials. (6/17/2016)

New Outreach Worker to seniors is Patrick Curtin. (6/27/2016)

Engineering graduate prize inspired by Bill Curtin. (6/24/2016)

Con Curtin Music Festival is this weekend in Brosna, Ireland. (6/24/2016)

Beverly Beckham honors the love of her father Lawrence J. Curtin of Boston, Massachusetts. (6/19/2016)

Edward Curtin
writes about his father on Father's Day. (6/19/2016)

Dr. Patricia Curtin honored for volunteer work in Haiti with the national Jefferson Foundation Award in Delaware. (6/17/2016)

Eagle Ironworks facilities at Curtin Village have been upgraded. (6/16/2016)

Fergal Curtin
has become the new cathaoirleach for Cavan County, Ireland Council. (6/14/2016)

Songstress Sara Curtin to headline show on 6/18 in New York City. (6/11/2016)

Theo Curtin
, high school senior, will play with the Boston Pops on Tuesday. (6/7/2016)

Phyllis (Smith) Curtin, renowned soprano, died on June 4, 2016 in Massachusett at age 94. (6/7/2016)

Tours of the Roland Curtin mansion at Curtin Village, Pennsylvania will open Saturday. (6/7/2016)

Austin Curtin
received honorary degree at Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada College. (6/4/2016)

Abi Curtin
of Sydney, Australia will play basketball for the University of Denver, Colorado in 2016. (6/3/2016)

John Curtin, Mayor of Marcellus, NY relates story of Catholic Church in Marcellus, NY. (6/1/2016)

Debbie Curtin
writes stories about people, places and events in New Hampshire. (5/26/2016)

Coach Dave Curtin is fighting for his life against genetic cancer. (5/24/2016)

Karen Curtin
assumes chairmanship of Electro Rent Corporation. (5/24/2016)

Canisus College, Buffalo, New York bestows President's Medal on Judge John T. Curtin, (5/19/2016)

Jack Curtin
, age 10, to shave his head in memory of his grandfather.  (5/15/2016)

5K race to be held in South Norwalk, CT in memory of Annie Curtin who died in 2010 at the age of 6. (5/12/2016)

HEAR Foundation awards $20,000 scholarship to Jodi Curtin. (5/12/2016)

Nine-year-old Lisa Curtin suffered serious facial injuries in a riding accident three weeks ago in Limerick. (5/10/2016)

The Institute for Professional Practices, Inc., a non profit organization in Vermont, has selected Donna Curtin as new board member. (5/10/2016)

Brendan Curtin hiked the 2800 mile Continental Divide Trail in western United States. (5/2/2016)

Shannon Curtin is joining Coty North America as senior vice president of its new Consumer Beauty division. (4/29/2016)

For the last 20 years, Mary Curtin has been the coordinator of musicians, bands and performers at the Musketaquid parade in Boston, Massachusetts on Earth Day. (4/23/2016)

Thomas G. Curtin appointed director of Preservation Parks of Delaware County, Ohio. (4/22/2016)

Con Curtin Music Festival is June 24-26 in Brosna, Ireland. (4/20/2016)

Teresa Curtin is one of 12 deaf lawyers admitted to appear before the United States Supreme Court. (4/20/2016)

Brooke Curtin is a candidate for the central electorate in Kurrajong, Australia.(4/16/2016)

Patricia Curtin-Kelly has published a new book - "An Ornament to the City" about Holy Trinity Church in Cork, Ireland. (4/14/2015)

Michael Curtin - A sublime Limerick writer who inspired a generation. (4/9/2016)

New State Trooper in Maine - Matthew Curtin. (4/9/2016)

Federal judge John T. Curtin of Buffalo, New York is retiring after 5 decades on the bench.  (4/8/2016)

photo - Buffalo News

Cynthia Maxwell Curtin has joined the Curtin&DeJoseph law firm as an associate in Cazenovia, New York. (4/8/2016)

Plans are being made to published the final manuscript of author
Michael Curtin who died this week. (4/4/2016)

Lisa and Jo-Anne Wylie (Curtin descendants) honored as "Citizens of the Year" for founding and organizing Honor Flight in Buffalo, NY. (3/27/2016).

John Hickey/Buffalo News          

Seamus Curtin
is the under 18 National Bowls champion in New Zealand. (3/27/2016)

Jessica Curtin
of Worcester, Massachusetts is founder of Punkcake Alterno Art, a collective of art and music. (3/25/2016)

Julia Curtin
is the Salem News, Massachusetts Runner of the Year. (3/24/2016)

Jean Curtin
is new probation chief in Worcester, Massachusetts Superior Court. (3/22/2016)

Terry Curtin
named head of Theatrical Publicity at DreamWorks Animation. 3/22/2016)

Thomas J. Curtin
is an associate attorney at Cadwalader's law firm in New York City, (3/22/2016)

Christopher Curtin
is the master chocolatier at Eclat Chocolates. (3/19/2016)

Philomena Curtin
of Islington, UK, landlady of the pub for all generations, was recognized with the Mayor's Civic Award. (3/18/2016)

John Curtin
of Australia plays Rock n' Roll. (3/17/2016).

28th Annual Jack Curtin St. Patrick's Day is Saturday, March 12 in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Jack's daughter Eileen Mullin is parade heiress. (3/9/2016)

Mary (Curtin) Fales
of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, formerly of County Clare and Michigan, turns 100. (3/1/2016)

Ben Curtin, assistant principal talks about the advantages of  NAO robot in a Adelaide, Australia primary school (3/1/2016)

Alison Curtin
is profiled in Montclair, NJ. (2/26/2016)

Will Curtin
is launching a brewery in Denver, CO. (2/19/2016)

Daniel G. Curtin
has been chosen student of the month at Penn State University (2/16/2016)

Victoria Coates
, a descendent of Gov. Andrew Gregg Curtin, is an art historian and national security advisor. (2/15/2016)

Kathi Curtin-Williams operates the foodbank for LIghthouse Community Center in Peterborough, Ontario 92/14/2016)

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)