Curtin Clan Gathering 2017

   Poem by Marian Quinlan Curtin

Envisage the roots

Of an oak tree


Two hundred years old

Sown in the rich soil

Of Ireland

Imagine it growing

In weather cold

Dark and warm

Through famine and war

Look at its branches

As it grows

Wide and strong

Think of families

From many parts of Ireland


Like Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Clare

Branching out

All over the world

Carrying with them

Their culture

Music and song

Stories told

Down through the generations

In places like Australia


The United States 

And many other corners of the world

England, Scotland and Wales

And many places on our

Island of Ireland

As we gather

Here in Ennis Co Clare

For our tenth

Curtin Clan Gathering

We are here as families

Connected by blood


And most of all by the Curtin surname

Our interests as a Curtin Clan

Is friendships

Genealogy history


Making connections

In many places

Thorough out the world

Promoting and fellowship

Of our culture

Our music and song


The pride we all have

In our Curtin name

The branches of the oak tree

Has travelled

Through many lands

Looking up through the sky

Reaching for the sunlight

Remembering family 

Almost as old as the oak

Or older

If only 

This beautiful oak could talk

A great feeling

Of being at one

With ones roots

And standing in the same spot

Where our ancestors once were

So let’s celebrate

Our ancestors

And say

Go raibh míle maith agat

Marian Quinlan Curtin ©

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Ennis Expectations
Irish Language Lesson
Touching History in Cork City
Peter Curtin - Roadside Tavern
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We are all headed home.  Can't wait until 2019 to see the cousins again.

Photos from Curtin Clan Gathering in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland to be posted shortly.

ome 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

Year five teacher Alison Curtin and students had been studying various periods of Australian history. (6/15/2017)

Terrence R. Curtin
, 49, travels around the world, leading a global, $12.2 billion highly technical company. (6/12/2017)

High School teacher Lisa Curtin recently received the 2017 Illinois Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Honorary Membership Award. (6/5/2017)

 Peter Curtin brews "fairy beer" from wild yeast in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland. (5/30/2017)

Graduate engineering students eligible for award honoring Bill Curtin in Liverpool, England. (5/25/2017)

ug Curtin, a junior at Trinity College, started a Food Recovery Network program at Trinity, the first in Connecticut (5/21/2017)

UCSB professor, Michael Curtin, delves into the current state of the global Hollywood labor market in a new book. (5/17/2017)

Tom Curtin explains that reins are one of the strongest lines of communication with a horse. (5/16/2017) 

International honors for Peter Curtin's brewery in County Clare. (5/12/2017)

Paradigm hires Dave Curtin as Senior VP For Branded Division. (5/12/2017)

Edward V. Curtin
earns Founder's Award for archaeology in Saratoga, New York. (8/9/2017)

Beverly Beckham visits the memorial tree dedicated to her grandmother and mother Catherine and Dorothy Curtin. (5/5/2017)

John Curtin
the leader Australia needed during WWII Japan threat. (4/28/2017)

After almost 15 years of collecting Peoria’s trash, Dana Curtin is careful what he picks up. (4/26/2017)

Chris Curtin Joins ExcelAire as Senior Director of Charter Operations. (4/26/2017)

Andrew Gregg Curtin remembered on his birthday 4/22/1815 in Pennsylvania. (4/23/2017)

John J. Curtin was saved in World War by Connecticut Hero Dog - Stubby. (4/18/2017

Former Irish international football player Marie Curtin works on different type of pitch - Temple Dairy. (4/2/2017)

Victoria Police Mounted Trooper Constable Patrick Francis Curtin, who died on duty, is honored in Australia. (3/27/2016)

Billy Curtin runs his dream 160 cow dairy farm in Waterfall, County Cork. (3/25/2017)

The home of Australian Prime Minister, John Curtin, has been preserved in Cottesloe, Perth/ (3/24/2017)

Here's an interview with Richard Curtin (Global Director of Strategic Alliance, Premier Farnell). (3/22/2017)

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Glen Curtin adopted an Irish folk song for New York City - lyrics here. (3/16/2017

26 year old Alice Curtin loves working as a nanny in Adelaide, Australia. (3/12/2017)

Kathleen Curtin, an historic hearth cooking expert, is preparing dinners at the Museums of Old York, Maine. (3/11/2017)

Claire Curtin is traveling to Uganda from Dubbo, Australia shortly to provide optical area. (3/11/2017)

Nancy Curtin named as one of the most awesome women in Edinburg, great Britain. (3/8/2017)

Ralph Curtin aided by the Veterans Administration in Norman, Oklahoma. (2/22/2017)

Irish children's author Judi Curtin tells of taking inspiration from her kids, garden distractions and her love of time travel. (2/18/2017)

Curtin Village, Pennsylvania is looking for a few volunteers to staff events at the reopened attraction. (2/18/2017)

Courtney Curtin shares the heartbreak and challenges of breast cancer. (2/7/2017) 

Keith Curtin is an Entrepreneur, Brand Marketing Executive & Founder of See Digital. (2/6/2017)

To celebrate World Book Day on 2nd March, Judi Curtin has written a special story called Fast Forward featuring the characters from her most recent book Time After Time. And you could win a copy. (2/1/2017)

Deaf lawyer Teresa Curtin sworn in to United States Supreme Court by Chief Judge using sign language. (2/1/2017)

Kerri Heffeman-Curtin is top Berkshire-Hathaway realtor in New Canaan, Connecticut. (1/30/2017)

Franklin Carmichael Art Centre was a gift to Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Dr. Agnes Anne Curtin, MD. (1/25/2017)

Participants in the famous 100 year-old "Dancing at the Crossroads" photo identified, including a Jerry Curtin  (1/22/2017)

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)

Wales Air Ambulance medic Rhyan Curtin honored. (1/10/2017)

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)

Dr. Ronan Curtin,Cardiologist, Speaks At Cork Celebrations of Saint Luke’s Day. (10/22/2016)

Thomas Curtin is a paranormal investigator and researcher in Ohio. (10/17/2016)

William J. Curtin III is the global head of the mergers and acquisitions practice at Hogan Lovells in London, New York and Washington, D.C.  (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)