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CHRISTMAS MEMORIES I close my eyes to picture Christmas long ago
When as a child I built snowmen And made angles in the snow I can hear my father laughter And in my mind I can see the picture Of my mother Baking Christmas cake She was singing The songs of long ago The Christmas crib Had pride and place Above the shelf That stood the battery radio It was a crib Made of cardboard That would be folded with care And put away for the next Christmas The smell of plum pudding divine The chatter of my brothers and sisters As we all took turns To get heat from the Stanley range In our cottage kitchen Simpler times Simple memories No electricity in our home No phones No modern technology My trip back in time Brings joy to me As I look out On this dry November day In twenty and eighteen Looking forward to this Christmas The garden birds busy Eating the red berries on my holly bush I just finished filling A shoe box For the children in our locality To send to a child far away In another country The Christmas gift of giving is alive and well As this winter day passes It is wonderful to stop To remember so many Christmases Through the years With so many happy memories And yes some sad May you Christmas be blessed In so many way May your gifts Be the gift of love And the gift of giving Giving of your time Your listening ear Your kindness and understanding May your table be full But remember those who has less Those who may be lonely A minute of your time Is the most precious gift of all Have a wonderful and safe Christmas I hope Santa is good to you all May twenty and nineteen Be full of simple blessings And joy.


Marian Quinlan Curtin 

Templetuohy 

© 11/24/2018 



















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11th Biennial Curtin Clan Gathering
April 11-14, 2019
Williamsburgh, VA



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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 Williamsburg, Virginia in Spring 2019

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

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        Patrick J. Curtin
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Curtins in the News


Twin sisters Liz and Jessica Arrindell, (Curtin descendants) owners of Luscious & Co. Beauty, Shelton, Connecticut are celebrating Valentine’s weekend with their first-ever Newlywed Beauty Battle, with proceeds donated to the Adams House. (1/16/2019) 

Olono , the A.I. sales assistant for B2B account executives, welcomes Matt Curtin as chief revenue officer, Austen, Texas.  (1/7/2019)


Teacher Alex Curtin receives Villaume Education Enrichment Grant in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. (1/6/2019)

New nature-inspired play spaces open at Debbie Curtin Park, Miami, Florida! (1/5/2019)


Elizabeth Curtin retired as Henry County, Kentucky public defender after 30 years. (1/2/2019)

Country star, Tom Curtain is taking a stand against bullying and making sure the death of teenager Amy 'Dolly' Everett was not in vain, South Burnett, Australia. (12/28/2018)

An interesting story of how Lenny Curtin's habit of sneaking onto a golf course lead to becoming the superintendent at George Wright Golf Course, Boston, Massachusetts. (12/23/2018)

Thomas J. Curtin, an investment professional, joined Charter Oak Retirement and Investment Services as its newest financial adviser, Norwich, Connecticut. (12/20/2018)

Here's a song from singer/songwriter Sara Curtin entitled "Santa Fe". (12/20/2018)

Owen Curtin
is the founder and CEO of 
HC21, the largest privately-owned sales and marketing specialist in Ireland and the UK. (12/15/2018)

5 recent favourites from mum, powerlifter and Irish home cook Yvonne (Curtin) Kinahan. Marian and David's daughter. (12/10/2018)

 John Curtin is the director of the film "Why the Jews". (12/9/2018)

Stephen Curtin, along with his wife, is the founder of the Sanctuary on Church Street, Ellsworth, Maine. (12/8/2018)

Check out Rowena Curtin's of Sydney, Australia blog. (12/5/2018)

Shane Curtin is recognized as an unsung hero of music in Limerick. (11/29/2018)

Emma Curtin has written a book about her home in Australia Angliss’ Arcadia: A short history of West Yarraville. (11/27/2018)

Gym owner Ted Curtin gives free membership to family without water in North Andover, Massachusetts. (11/27/2018)


Here are Dan Curtin's 5 childhood tracks he loves today. (11/23/2018)


Carolina Curtin is the chef in the
 new Bartaco’s in Boston, Massachusetts. 11/23/2018 

Peter Curtin of the Roadhouse Tavern in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland is brewing geer with herbs and not hops at the Burren Brewery. (11/12/2018)

Sean Curtin of Limerick is publishing his 18th annual photo album - A Stroll Down Memory Lane. (10/30/2019) 

Jim Curtin, coach of Philadelphia Union soccer team, is enjoying wins, family during teams renaissance. (10/19/2018)

Amanda Curtin profiles the paintings of Kathleen O'Connor  of Paris in West Australia. (10/8/2018)

Nicole Curtin is the only science teacher in the Long Lake, NY Central School District. (10/4/2018)

Richard Curtin is the entertainment director of Caven Enterprises in Dallas, Texas. (10/3/2018)

Michele Curtin has been hired as a full-time suicide prevention services coordinator in Herkimer County, New York. (10/1/2018)