Christmas poem from Marion
Like I never before seen
Christmas trees dancing
To the sound of jingle bells
A herd of reindeer
Munching on leaves and grasses
Two squirrels running around
With what looked like a sleigh
Am I dreaming?
Is what I am seeing true
Is it just a figment of my imagination?
Because it’s Christmastime
All across the nation
Is picking snowbells
The smell of Christmas pie
Mrs Clause is singing nearby
Do they know?
Its Christmas time at all
Snow is falling
Mistletoe and wine
O’ the holly bush
Where a robin stands
Away in a manger
No crib for a bed
Reaches the North Pole
Reflecting a picture of
The elves busy in Santa workshop
For the girls and boys
A little bird
Carrying a silver star
Children making angels in the snow
A forest full of Christmas wonders
Marian Quinlan Curtin ©
I Hope everyone has a Wonderful Christmas Marian
Stories from the latest newsletter December 2016.
Irish Language Lesson
Touching History in Cork City
Peter Curtin - Roadside Tavern
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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.
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The 2015 Curtin Clan Gathering
Grand Island, New York
Additional photos are here.
Famine Memorial, Buffalo, New York Sept 2015
Early bird reduced registration fees ends January 31, 2017.
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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 Ireland in Spring 2017.
(Health to the men and may the women live forever!)
Patrick J. Curtin
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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Perth, Australia writer Amanda Curtin has just released a new novel -Elemental. (1/17/2017)
Anna Curtin describes her experience with recent earthquake in Northern Territory, Australia. (1/17/2017)
Beth Curtin has joined Seamen's Bank, Cape Cod, MA, as vice president of commercial lending. (1/11/2017)
T. J. Curtin carries on the 80 year family tradition of raising Angus cattle on their Illinois farm. (12/27/2016)
John Curtin uses horses to provide life-saving antivenom for pets in Australia. (12/18/2016)
Tom Curtin, retired Concord-Carlisle High School guidance counselor and former chair of the Concord-Nanae Network, was awarded a high honor by the government of Japan: the Order of the Rising Sun with Gold and Silver Rays. (12/15/2016)
Black Dyke's Gary Curtin will move from Queensbury to Sandbach, England to fill the solo euphonium vacancy. (12/5/2016) more info (12/6/2016)
Christmas Traditions at Judi Curtin's house. (12/2/2016)
120 acres are being added to the Curtin Timber Wildlife area in Woodbury, Iowa. (12/1/2016)
William Curtin is Loyola University's, Chicago, Il. Director of Environmental Services. (12/1/2016)
Curtin Springs Station, Australia, is a working cattle station with quirky chalets, classic outback bar and plenty of history. (11/28/2016)
Eagle Scout Troye Curtin Helps Local Animal Rescue Group in NorthCarolina . (11/28/2016)
Interesting story about how the prosecution of saloonkeeper John Curtin in 1887 lead to the combining of Washington DC and Georgetown. (11/20/2016)
Dan Curtin is revisiting his roots in house music with Purveyors of Fine Funk. (11/11/2016)
Áine Curtin writes in her blog about leaving home (Rockchapel, Ireland to Belgium) for the first time. (11/8/2016)
Pat Curtin moves east to Saratoga, NY as a driver/trainer of horses. (11/7/2016)
Jerry Curtin tells how his company cultivates a healthy workplace in Wisconsin. (11/4/2016)
Nancy Curtin is one of Top Women in Family Offices & Wealth Management. (11/1/2016)
Susan Curtin of Norwell, MA has been named as the new director of the Norwell Council on Aging. (10/27/2016)
Sean Curtin has published his photo book: Limerick - A Stroll Down Memory Lane.(10/22/2016)
Thomas Curtin is a paranormal investigator and researcher in Ohio. (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)