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born in Baltimore, MD, USA
lives in Albuquerque, NM, USA

 390-Year Malseed Reunion

On the first weekend of June, 2004, we celebrated 390 years of Malseed presence in Ireland.

(John Molsed was leased land in the Ulster Plantation at Plaster, All Saints Parish, County Donegal, on 1 Nov 1614.)

Cousins gathered from throughout the world!
Canada (2), Australia (3), USA (5), England (12)
Northern Ireland (24), Ireland (37)
(Approximate numbers.)


born in Ardrummon, Co. Donegal, Ireland
lives in Terrigal, NSW, Australia

Attendance List  Thanks to all those who came!  (If I missed your name, please let me know.)

WHO Over 80 persons of Malseed and Maultsaid descent.
WHERE Holiday Inn, Derry Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Republic of Ireland.
WHEN Reunion activities were held on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, 4, 5, 6, & 7  June, 2004.  See schedule below.
WHAT Met distant cousins.
Visited historic Malseed property and Malseed graves.
Exchanged family history information.
Toured historic Derry.
Explored the towns where our ancestors lived near Lough Swilly:  Ramelton, Rathmullan, Ardrummon, Cashelshanaghan, Kerrykeel, Croaghan, Gortaway, Letterkenny, L/Derry, etc.

SCHEDULE  (Times are approximate.)
                      Click on underlined events for photo pages.
                      Photos by Robert & Linda Malseed and Robert Barry Malseed.
Other photos welcome.  Comments welcome.  Please e-mail.
Friday, 4 June

  Afternoon ------------ At Holiday Inn we met new cousins.
  8:00 pm ------------ Dinner at Holiday Inn.

Saturday, 5 June:

  1:00 pm ------------ At Holiday Inn we met new cousins.
Historic tour of Derry (Londonderry)  Guide provided.
  8:00 pm ------------ Dinner at Holiday Inn.

Sunday, 6 June
10:00 am 11:30 am At Holiday Inn we met new cousins.
Tea & Biscuits
11:30 am ------------ Left Holiday Inn
12:00 am 1:00 pm Church service at Ramelton Presbyterian Church
(Worship center for many of our ancestors.)
Afterwards ------------ Returned to Letterkenny via Killydonnell Friary,
(Lunch at Holiday Inn.)
  3:30 pm 7:00 pm
Program Formal welcome & introduction
  Malseed family history presentation
  Met the families
Discussed different Coats of Arms
  7:00 pm 8:30 pm Dinner at Holiday Inn.
  8:30 pm ------------ (Live musical entertainment was provided.)

Monday, 7 June:

12:00 pm 5:00 pm Bus tour of Ramelton, Rathmullan and Fanad peninsula.  (Coach provided by the Holiday Inn.)
Lunch near Portsalon.
  7:00 pm ------------ Dinner at Holiday Inn.

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