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EUSTACE FAMILY GATHERING

This week sees the arrival of descendants from all over the world of one of the most famous Kildare families - The Eustaces. They have a busy itinerary and two of the planned events may be of great interest to Kildare people.

Day 2 Wed 23rd September

1:00 pm Arrive at Castlemartin. Welcome Ceremony & Tour
2:00 pm  Mass at St. Mary’s Church; Fr Louis Eustace

3:00pm Introductions & Tour Discussion
4.00pm New Abbey
5.30pm Round Tower Kilcullen


Day 3 Thursday 24th September
8:00 pm Presentation: Mr Ger Mc Carthy, local historian. Eustaces of Kildare. Location: St Johns Church, Ballymore Eustace.

Ron Eustice of Minnesota emailed me a copy of the itinerary

Time

 

 

am

 

 

pm

 

 

Day 1 Tuesday 22nd September

 

 

Pick up participants in Dublin (See attached schedule)

 

 

Early arrivals settle in at Hazel House

 

 

Walk to Coghlanstown

 

 

Lunch ?

 

 

Dinner ?

 

 

Time

 

 

10:00-11:45

 

 

 

 

1.00 pm or 2:00 pm

 

 

3:00pm

 

 

4.00pm

 

 

5.30pm

 

 

Time TBD

 

 

9.00pm

 

 

Day 2 Wed 23rd September

 

 

Tour Orientation for Participants at Hazel House

 

 

Lunch ?

 

 

Arrive at Castlemartin. Welcome Ceremony & Tour

 

 

Mass at St. Mary’s Church; Fr Louis Eustace

 

 

Introductions & Tour Discussion

 

 

New Abbey

 

 

Round Tower Kilcullen

 

 

Dinner West Wicklow Lounge, Blessington

 

 

Evening Irish music, ballads

 

 

Time

 

 

10.00am

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.00pm

 

 

 

 

1:30 pm

 

 

2:30 pm

 

 

4.00pm

 

 

 

 

6.00pm

 

 

8.00pm

 

 

Day 3 Thursday 24th September

 

 

Harristown House.     nabeaumont@hotmail.com                                        http://harristownhouse.com/

 

 

info@harristownhouse.com

 

 

Barretstown Castle , Ballymore Eustace,
Tel: +353 45 864 115;
www.barretstown.org/

 

 

Lunch

 

 

Tour Elverstown, Tipperkevin, Blackhall, Punchestown, Manor Kilbride. Cemetery, Knock Bawn? (Weather contingency plan).

 

 

Dinner Ballymore Inn; www.ballymoreinn.com/

 

 

Presentation: Mr Ger Mc Carthy, local historian. Eustaces of Kildare. Location: St Johns Church, Ballymore Eustace.

 

 

 

 

Time

 

 

9:00 am

 

 

9:30 am

 

 

12:00 pm

 

 

2:00 pm

 

 

4:00 pm

 

 

5:00 pm

 

 

Day 4 Friday 25th September

 

 

Depart Hazel House

 

 

Irish National Stud & Japanese Garden

 

 

Kildare Town Tour/Lunch (Place TBD)

 

 

Clongoweswood Castle and School (045) 868202

 

 

Maynooth Castle/Cartron House

 

 

Confey/Leixlip

 

 

Dinner

 

 

Time

 

 

8:45

 

 

11:15

 

 

1:00 pm

 

 

2:30 pm

 

 

Day 5 Saturday 26th September

 

 

Depart for Glendalough

 

 

Glenmalure

 

 

Arrive Ballykealey Lunch

 

 

Depart for Castlemore/Hardymount

 

 

Ardoyne Church

 

 

Baltinglass Abbey

 

 

Dinner

 

 

Time

 

 

9:00 am

 

 

10:00 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4:00 pm

 

 

Day 6 Sunday 27th September

 

 

Depart Hazel House

 

 

St. Audeons (one hour)

 

 

Christchurch Cathedral

 

 

Trinity College

 

 

Lunch

 

 

Visit with Declan & Helen Eustace in Chapelizod

 

 

Time

 

 

9:00 am

 

 

11:00 am

 

 

1:30 pm

 

 

3:00 pm

 

 

Day 7 Monday 28th September

 

 

Depart Hazel House

 

 

Arrive Highfield Hospital

 

 

 Lunch

 

 

Tour Dublin Castle (Phone+353 1 645 8813 or 01 645)

 

 

/Shopping; Dinner

 

 


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