Gather 'round

In 2013 Ireland welcomes you to The Gathering. This country-wide, year-long party is taking over the entire country and everyone is invited.

2013 is the year to reconnect with your roots and celebrate what it is to be Irish. Click here to visit The Gathering main website.

Blarney Castle: The Stronghold of The McCarthys

It only seems right that Blarney Castle, a living piece of Irish legend, plays a central part in the celebrations.

This year, Blarney Castle would like to extend an extra-special welcome to its distant ancestors by hosting a reunion of McCarthys, here at their historical home.

Get Involved

Gather with the rest of the clan on our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. Be part of the growing community of proud McCarthys from around the world, learn about your Irish roots and take part in our exclusive competitions!