The Tyrone Association of Dublin since its beginings in 1956, (Muintir Thír Eoghain), has aimed to promote a 'fellowship' between Tyrone people of all walks of life currently resident in and around Dublin city. At it's outset, the Association was a focal point for new arrivals struggling to find their feet in the capital and for those who were in need of the kind of support their fellow county men and women could offer. We have evolved into a more 'social' organisation over the years focusing on running events to raise money for various charities both here in Dublin or back home in Tyrone.
Membership of the Association is increasing on an annual basis and currently we have over 200 members in the Leinster area. Members of the Association vary in both age and background.
We pride ourselves in being a non-political, non-denominational fellowship organisation and Pride of place is a common trait that unites the membership of the Association, which is drawn from all over the county. The link with home is strongly cherished and continues to be promoted in various ways through our social events, publications and sport. From its limited resources, the Association has helped numerous charitable organisations and, over the years, has honoured people who have made a significant contribution to national life in one way or another. Recently, the Association was instrumental in helping to save for posterity a collection of early wax cylinder recordings - some dating back 100 years or more, on which various dialects of Irish including, Tyrone Irish are preserved.
The Tyrone Association wishes to supplement the record of its activities with the help of well-wishers, including members and former members, and would gladly receive momentos of various events and occasions it has organised over the years. We would welcome photographs and memorabilia of all sorts from these events.
We usually hold meetings on the first Tuesday of each even month (excluding the summer months) at the Lansdowne Hotel, 29 Pembroke Rd, Dublin 4 and are always welcome of new members coming along. Please contact us if interested in attending.
This year we celebrate our 60th anniversary and as a momento we can present this very interesting article from our previous president Séamus ó Catháin.