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Stories from newsletter Spring 2016.
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Passport Renewal

What is Genealogy?

Curtins of Knockafurtig

Analyzing DNA Results

St. Patrick's Day 2016

Thomas and Lenora Curtin

You Never Know Where You MIght Find a Curtin

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Curtin Cookbook

Stories, photos and recipes

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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

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.

The 2015 Curtin Clan Gathering
Grand Island, New York

Additional photos are here.

Famine Memorial, Buffalo, New York Sept 2015

Frank Curtin, RIP
Frank Curtin former Vice Curtin Clan Chief and Director for many years died on April 14, 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!!!

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

Marian Curtin

One hundred
Years ago
They stood
Side by side
To fight
For freedom
They raised the flag
Up above
The General Post Office

 Padraig Pearse,
The Proclamation
Of the Irish Republic
For the people of Ireland

Words and Ideals
They pondered
Long and hard
To create
A lasting legacy
Those words and Ideals
Are still valued
One hundred years on 

Dust and smoke
The sound of gun fire
Rang out
Over many parts of Dublin
Many arrested
And some paid
The ultimate price
They gave their lives
In that week in May
Nineteen sixteen
When they were shot
By firing squid

One hundred years on
We stand here
In respect
And remember 
All who gave their lives?
And all who suffered
On all sides
In the years that followed
For the freedom
We enjoy today

Our Island of Ireland
Is diverse now
In many ways
Its people 
Can cross borders
In many parts of the world

As the tri colour
Of Green White and Gold
Flutters above us
As we sing
Amhrán na bhFiann
The Soldiers song

Let us remember
All gone before us
That worked so hard
To give us
The freedom
We enjoy today 

May their names
Be echoed
For evermore
May they rest in peace?
In the soil
Of their beloved Ireland

Marian Quinlan Curtin©

Curtins in the News

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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)