New Year’s Message 2021

Dear members and friends,

As we move towards 2021 we look towards celebrating 9 years of the establishment of Finte O’Broin in July.

It has been an eventful nine years which has seen membership grow to over 400 families world wide and the establishment of our sister organisation the Napoleon Society of Ireland which hosted the international congress in Dublin in 2016 and which will host the international congress again in Cork in 2022 marking the 10th anniversary of both organisations.

Of course, we were very sad to lose our Patron Charles Artaud Byrne who died at the age of 96 last March. However, we move into our ninth year with a new and dynamic Executive team and welcome Dustan Byrne from Canada and my cousin David Byrne from Dublin. We will be announcing a new Patron in July and new recipients of the Clan Medal of Merit on St. Patrick’s Day.

All in all, it promises to be an exciting time ahead for Finte O’Broin as we move beyond the restrictions of Covid 19 and back to normality.

On behalf of all at Finte O’Broin, may I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year and all we hope that you remain safe and well in 2021.

Certavi et Vici,

Derek Byrne – O’Byrnes of Downes, Guardian of the Name

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