09 May 2019 10:00 – 12 May 2019 22:00
Location: The Market House, Market Street 2, Monaghan, County Monaghan, Ireland


On Thursday and Friday, the Market House, Monaghan will host an exhibition of artefacts and information which would be of interest to Clan members. This includes biographies of lives of some notable Treinfhirs.

The artist, Christine Trainor from Prince Edward Island, Canada will have some of her work on display in the same location for the duration of the event.

There will be other brief talks taking place at other times during the weekend, and Clan members will be advised of these as they occur.

Monaghan County Library are supportive of the gathering and welcome individuals who wish to research their Monaghan roots to visit the library in Monaghan town or Clones during their stay.

For registration and details of costs, email: Noel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 085 787 3363

Thursday 9 May

10am - Golf Tournament - Rossmore Golf Club, Monaghan

5pm - 7pm Registration, Westenra Hotel, Monaghan

7.30pm - Welcome event: An introduction to the clan with music and a ceilidh at the Westenra Hotel 

Friday 10 May

Morning:- 10am - Midday - Monaghan Harps GAA Complex

"Divided destinies; the lives and adventures of two Thomas Trenors" - Kieran Owens, Family History researcher

"The Culture and heritage of North Monaghan" - Shirley Clerkin, Heritage Officer, Monaghan County Council

"Joseph Traynor and Bloody Sunday" - Michael Nelson, Nephew

This will be an informational talk on the history of the Treinfhir clan, as well as giving pointers and tips as to how people might research their own family history.


  • Bus Tour to Ancient Clones - Meet at Monaghan Harps GAA Complex at 12.30pm
  • Guided walk of Bragan mountain - Meet at Monaghan Harps GAA Complex at 1pm
  • Guided cycling tour of Glaslough - Meet at Monaghan Harps GAA Complex at 2pm
  • Walking Tour of Monaghan Town - Meet at Monaghan Harps GAA Complex at 2.30pm

Saturday 11 May

Morning:- 10am - Midday - Monaghan Harps GAA Complex

"Ancient Treinfhir DNA and the St. Macartan connection" - John Traynor, Part-time Genealogist, New Orleans

"Introduction to Genealogy and the Treinfhirs" - Maurice Moriarty, Local Genealogist


  • Lunch in Blackwater Valley Centre - This includes Errigal old graveyard, St. Patrick's Chair & Well and St. Macartan's Church, Clogher
  • Exhibition of GAA games and evening meal - St. Mellan's GAA Complex
  • Bus return to Monaghan town

Sunday 12 May

2pm - Tree planting hosted by Rotary Club, Rotary Garden, Monaghan

3pm - "Where do we go from here?" - Clan discussion - Westenra Hotel, Monaghan 

7pm - Farewell Dinner - Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan