Merit Order of the Raven – 2014 Nominations

The board of Finte O’Broin and our Patron Lt. Col. Charles Artaud Byrne are pleased to announce that there are two nominations for our private clan order, the Merit Order of the Raven.

The Order is presented to those who have brought dignity and honour to the Byrne name including descendants of the name.

The order was established in 2012 and each year between one and five people are nominated for the award. Names are presented to the Chancellor of the order who in turn presents them to the Patron, Lt. Col. Charles Artaud Byrne.

Nominees are announced on New Years Day on the website and then contacted by our administration team for acceptance. The order, a silver medal worn on the left side of the breast features a raven surrounded by an olive wreath with the words “Merit Order of the Raven” verso.

The insignia is presented at a ceremony during the year and in 2014 will be presented at Ballinacor on Sunday the 11th of May to mark the anniversary of the capture and execution of Feagh mac Hugh O’Byrne in 1598.

Recipients of the Merit Order of the Raven also receive a certificate and may use the designation Companion of the Raven and use the initials CR after their name.

The two nominees for 2014 are;

Nicolas C. Burns for his outstanding work and research into volumes of The Byrnes and The O’Byrnes, volume IV of which is due for release in 2014.

Celine Byrne for her contribution to the world of classical music on the international stage.

We congratulate both nominees for their work and for having brought dignity and honour to the Byrne name internationally.

A very Happy New Year to all our members.

Derek Byrne CR, Chancellor, Merit Order of the Raven.

Full details about our private clan order can be found on the Finte O’Broin website.

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