Archdale Family Homecoming


Archdale Homecoming

Old Castle Archdale

To mark the 400th anniversary of this grant, the descendants of John Archdale - now spread across the world and numbered in the hundreds - are gathering for a ‘homecoming’.

The Homecoming

Friday 14th ~ arrival and informal gathering at the Manor House Hotel for supper and drinks.

Saturday 15th ~ following a commemorative tree planting at 10am in Castle Archdale grounds, there will be a series of talks and discussions about the family, its genealogy and its context in the Plantation of Ulster and wider Irish history.  See inside for details.

    The talks are open to the public as well as to family members; places are however limited. A light lunch will be available, during which visitors can see the Archdale family memorabilia in the Castle’s museum. There will be a charge to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments. The talks will finish by 4:30pm.

    The Homecoming Dinner at the Manor House Hotel, Killadeas, from 7pm.

Sunday 16th ~ a Service of Remembrance, and time to explore the area - Old Castle Archdale; a trip to the islands on Lough Erne; and the wider sites of Fermanagh.

14 - 16 September 2012

Castle Archdale ~ Fermanagh

All visitors will receive an information pack when they arrive which will include Fermanagh Tourist literature - information on attractions, Family Friendly activities, a local map, What’s On etc.

In 1612 John Archdale of Suffolk was granted a thousand acres of land on the shores of Lough Erne in Fermanagh, as part of the Jacobean Plantation of Ulster.