WHITTY RALLY 2013
Let us all come together in June 2014 and have one big family reunion.
and celebrate our Heritage. Meet the Whittys from all over the world.
The 3rd Irish Whitty Rally is being held 6th, 7th & 8th June 2014 in Wexford, Ireland, at the renowned Whitford House Hotel., Newline Road, Wexford, Ireland. Managed by the Whitty family of Shane, Eilish, Gerard and mother Kathleen wife of the late James Whitty brother of Nicholas Whitty
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Eilish Whitty at the Whitford House Hotel will be looking after all the bookings so she can be contacted at Info@whitford.ie Click here for details of prices on Rally and Accommodation
Friday 6th June Registration
4.00-5.00pm Registration in Hotel lobby, pick up your information pack with program of activities.
Meet our New Whitty Honouree Chief Paul Whitty Kentucky, who’s Roots go back to Poulrane near Kilmore, plus your Organisers will be on hand to greet you and answer your questions.
Please bring a certs and info of family as Maura would love to add to her records
6.30pm gather for drinks in Forthside Bar (cash bar) Opening of Rally
7.15pm Opening Evening Dinner by Special Guest to be announced at later date, with in Whitford hotel from their value menu 2 courses choice plus tea or coffee (included in price) plus a talk on our heritage
Music and dance in the bar were all Whittys mix and get to know each other.
Saturday June 7th A Celebration of your Irish Origins
10.30am Meet our private bus outside in the Whitford Hotel car park.
Guided coach tour of Kilmore
Leaving Wexford by the ring road travelling south into the Forth and Bargy country.
First calling to see the funeral crosses, a custom that has lived for years in this area of Bargy
Next we will go to Ballyteigue Castle the old homestead Castle of the Whittys near Kilmore Quay
View the harbour and its marine with the Saltee Islands in the background, now a renowned bird sanctuary, plus the old quaint Irish thatched cottages in the village.
Optional Lunch in Kilmore Quay on Harbour front, choice of local fresh Fish and French fries in the Local chipper or food in local Pub or restaurant nearby (choice is yours optional )
A Visit to the Fairy Rath where a local man (Rich Winters) will tell the tail.
Next Grange Graveyard, see the monument of Your Whitty ancestors dating back to 1650
and some of the old Whitty graves .
Next we will view Ballyhealy Castle now owned by an American, (Private)
On to Poulrane where we see the site of the home of Patrick Whitty and Mary lambert that left Ireland in the Famine times and found their way to Kentucky
4.00pm View Tomhaggard old ruin penal church.
A drink on a local pub nearby. (Time permitting)
Back to the Hotel.
Use of Hotels Leisure Centre and fitness club
7.30 pm Meet in Forth Side Bar for drinks (Cash Bar)
Followed by 5 courses Banquet Dinner in the renowned Seasons Restaurant.
Followed by Music and dance till late.
Sunday June 8th
Church Services in Wexford town see notice board in Hotel (optional)
Walking tour of Wexford town (optional) No cost, donation to tour guide (one Hour approx.)
See starting time on Notice board in Hotel Lobby
Lunch or snack from Carvery in Forth Side Lounge (Optional) before next tour
2.15pm Visit to grounds of Johnstown Castle and Irish Agricultural Museum.
Plus Irish National Heritage Park Ferrycarrig. Return to Hotel
Dinner Optional (advance booking essential) Food also available in Forth side Lounge Bar
Music in Forth Side Bar.
Monday 9th June check out and farewells, 11 am Coffee.
contact me if you are having any problems
Look forward to meeting you all